Lucasfilm has awarded toymakers Hasbro and Galoob Toys exclusive merchandising and licensing rights to the intensely sought-after "Star Wars" prequels, the companies announced Tuesday, confirming…
Musicians and intellectual-property rights advocates were outraged earlier this year when highly paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas took out full-page trade ads soliciting music for his upcoming "An…
The Writers Guild of America West has sent members ballots for its secretary-treasurer runoff between Michael Halperin and Michael Mahern. The election will conclude on Oct. 30.
After writing checks totaling $83.4 million to the U.S. Treasury, CD Radio Inc. has been cleared by the Federal Communications Commission to launch a new satellite-delivered nationwide radio service.
Pacific Title, an institution in the Hollywood optical and post-production world for 75 years, has been acquired through a joint partnership of technology companies Mirage Entertainment Sciences and…
IATSE has withdrawn its bid to win representation rights for Paramount clerical employees.
Linda Contreras, a former secretary-treasurer of the Office & Professional Employees Intl. Union, Local 174, has pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
Broadway musicians apparently got their man Monday in an 11th-hour contract agreement with the Walt Disney Co.: The orchestra pit for "The Lion King" will include 24 players, one more than Disney…
In an attempt to make peace between warring factions of the Writers Guild of America, two leaders of the West unit late last week met with their Eastern counterparts, but skirmishing between the two…
President Clinton on Saturday challenged the entertainment industry to join his crusade against drug use among children by refusing to portray "warped images" of narcotics as cool.