Following a disappointing holiday season, Activision is laying off nearly 7% of its global workforce, or around 150 people.
Universal has snapped up comedy pitch “The Nice Guy,” by Ed Zwick and Sheldon Turner, in a six-figure preemptive buy. “Nice” would be a return to the romantic comedy genre for Zwick and Herskovitz…
Public relations and media firms are reaping big bucks from the Bush administration, which has spent at least $1.6 billion to promote its policies, a new federal report has revealed.
"American Gangster" is back. Ridley Scott is in talks to direct Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington in the Brian Grazer-produced drama that had its plug pulled in late 2004 by Universal. The hope is…
Patrick Vien, president of NBC Universal's Global Networks Division, has been named chairman and CEO of Warner Music Intl. Vien will oversee WMG's international recorded music business in more than…
NYU's third annual Fusion Film Festival will take place March 2-4. Fest, which celebrates women filmmakers, includes a showcase of student films and screenplays in competition, a retrospective of a…
Focus Features prexy of theatrical distribution Jack Foley will receive the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens' humanitarian award at the org's 55th annual dinner June 14.
The CW exec team is starting to take shape. Paul McGuire, a top PR exec at the WB, has been named senior veep of communications for the new network.
Paramount's specialty division has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," featuring former vice president Al Gore.
Hard Sell: one of Hollywood's most popular downloads last week was a trailer for a film that doesn't exist.
Saluting "30 years of innovation in visual effects technology in the motion picture industry," President Bush presented George Lucas and Industrial Light & Magic with the National Medal of Technology.