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Sony Marketing Exec Christine Birch Exits Studio Under a Cloud of Controversy; Was It Pot or Not?

High Times cover boys Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg both have offices on the Sony lot, where like the rest of Hollywood, there seems to be a real double standard, not just between men and women, but between talent and executives, who used to be able to get away with just as much as their famous collaborators.

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A24 Co-Founder John Hodges Exits as Sale Rumors Plague Indie Studio Behind “Moonlight,” “Lady Bird”

Surely David Fenkel and Daniel Katz have learned by now that there's a ceiling for arthouse films these days. A24's biggest success, Lady Bird, grossed $49 million domestically, so can that ceiling support the duo's ambitions, or will a larger distributor make them an offer they can't refuse?

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DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson Taking Leave of Absence

Nelson's leave of absence comes just as Justice League ends its theatrical run as the lowest-grossing entry in the DCEU. According to reports, she needs time to deal with personal matters, including recovering from a recent back surgery.

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"All You Can Eat Buddha" Director Ian Lagarde Signs With Lee Stobby Following TIFF Premiere (Exclusive)

The film, which will make its U.S. debut at Fantastic Fest, follows a mysterious man who begins performing miracles at an all-inclusive resort, leading curious onlookers to believe he may be connected to a higher power.

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Neal Moritz and His Original Film Banner Heading to Paramount Once Sony Deal Expires in 2019

The producer of the Fast and Furious and Jump Street franchises will have a second-look deal with Paramount, effective immediately.

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"Default" Scribe Hannah Rae Dillon Signs With Manager Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment

Set in the near future, the sci-fi drama follows an artificially intelligent robot who decides to propose to his human girlfriend. However, a series of events show him just how unequal he still is in society, and hint at a coming revolution amongst those like him.

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August 2017 Agency Moves, From Roseanne Barr and Missy Elliott to Three Up-and-Coming Actresses

CAA and WME signed a trio of up-and-coming actresses in Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time), Grace Van Patten (Tramps) and Letitia Wright, the latter of whom will be seen in Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player One and the fourth season of Black Mirror.

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Launch Pad Alum T.A. Snyder Signs With Echo Lake Entertainment

He'll work with managers Adam Riback and David Brown as Endgame Entertainment and Romark Entertainment develop his pilot script Dead Men.

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July 2017 Agency Moves, From Katie Couric and Mark Boal to the Director of "Insurgent"

Paradigm enjoyed a strong month of signings highlighted by Cesar Millan, the "Dog Whisperer" and TV personality who's an appealing family-friendly brand with more than a million Twitter followers. The agency also signed Miranda Richardson, who could be an Oscar contender this year.

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"Girls Trip" Director Malcolm D. Lee Signs First-Look Deal With Universal

Girls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, and could take some wind out of the box office sails of its big-budget competitors Dunkirk and Valerian.

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June 2017 Agency Moves, From Aaron Sorkin and Aaron Rodgers to the New "Deadpool 2" Villain

ICM Partners signed Terry Zwigoff (Bad Santa), a really interesting director who Hollywood doesn't seem to know what to do with anymore.

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Daniel Day-Lewis to Retire From Acting With Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread" as His Final Film

He didn't give a reason, but be grateful for all the wonderful performances he gave us over the years. He's truly a once-in-a-lifetime talent, and fortunately, it was our lifetime.

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May 2017 Agency Moves, From Justin Long and Jean Reno to the Underused Jason Patric

Keep an eye on Rhianne Barreto, the star of A24's feature adaptation of Pippa Bianco's award-winning short Share. She'll play a girl who returns to school after an explicit video of her is uploaded and shared on the internet without her consent.

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April's Biggest Agency Moves, From Spider-Man and Cyborg to the Stars of "Westworld" and "Dunkirk"

April was another good month for CAA, which signed Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Shameik Moore (the voice of Miles Morales/Spider-Man) and T.I. (Ant-Man) -- three up-and-coming actors of color with plum roles in superhero franchises.

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March 2017 Agency Moves Find Rising Stars Nick Jonas, Glen Powell, Maika Monroe On the Move

WME also signed Ice Cube and Power Rangers director Dean Israelite, while CAA added Sarah Paulson and Chronicle director Josh Trank to its roster of clients.