The Screen Actors Guild may soon face a strike by 40 business reps of its Hollywood branch. The reps, who affiliated with the Teamsters six months ago as Local 986, voted unanimously Thursday to turn down SAG’s “last, best, final offer” from the guild’s management and ask that a federal mediator be added to the talks.
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Media congloms continue to eye Telemundo as the Spanish-lingo broadcaster shops itself to the likes of NBC, Viacom and now AOL Time Warner.
Sean Astin, Rebecca DeMornay, Evan & Jaron, Jennifer Grey, Lisa Loeb, Alfred Molina, Steven Weber, Henry Winkler and cast members from “Boston Public,” “Felicity,” “Providence,” “The West Wing” and “Murder in Small Town X” will be among the celebs participating in the second annual L.A. Read-In Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. in the children’s section of the Los Angeles Public Library.
Edwards Theaters Circuit is rebranding a half-dozen large-format screens formerly operated by Imax as Edwards Giant Screen Theaters, with plans to run Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in January using a system to be installed by a still-unnamed Imax rival.
Director Alfonso Cuaron and entrepreneur-turned-producer Jorge Vergara will extend their relationship with a Los Angeles-based company to develop, produce and finance U.S. feature films.
A crucial U.S. Copyright Office report has just made it easier for studios to sell movie downloads directly to consumers without having to worry about a virtual Blockbuster setting up shop and dipping into the competition.
An all-time mark for summer box office will be reached this weekend — though admissions will fall short of a record — as a couple of openers with so-so prospects battle two pics returning for brief expansions over the season’s final frame.
WE: Women’s Entertainment has engineered its first major deal for an off-network series, buying exclusive rerun rights to Buena Vista TV’s hit WB series “Felicity.”
“Mission in the Rain,” a wistful 25-year-old Jerry Garcia-Robert Hunter tune that appeared on the third Garcia solo album, formed the cornerstone of Ratdog’s equally wistful set that closed the five-hour-plus So Many Roads fest Wednesday.