Helmer David O. Russell will receive the director of the year nod at the 22nd Palm Springs Film Festival awards gala in January.
Douglas James Dales, who founded and ran film and TV equipment company PS Production Services, died Dec. 3 in Toronto. He was 60.
Alan Armer, known best for producing 1960s skein "The Fugitive," died Dec. 5 of colon cancer in Century City, Calif. He was 88.
At Monday's Variety Home Entertainment Hall of Fame gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Andy Garcia presented Anchor Bay Entertainment's Bill Clark with his induction award.
Opening day of the 2010 L.A. Mobile Entertainment Summit focused on how marketers can best use ubiquitous mobile devices to target audiences and reward them for interacting with brands.
Ethiopa's "Atletu" and the Israeli-U.S. docu "Budrus" have won the top narrative and docu prizes at the Bahamas Film Festival.
3D Entertainment Distribution has inked a deal with Universal Pictures Intl. Entertainment to release a trilogy of underwater adventure films on Blu-ray 3D.
Former Par exec Joyce Howard, died Nov. 23 in Santa Monica, Calif., of natural causes. She was 88.
Danny Boyle, former bad boy of the British cinema whose aggressive directing style was established early on with 1994's "Shallow Grave," has become an Oscar-winning elder statesman.
The Sundance Institute has selected the 10 films that will participate in the inaugural year of the cultural exchange initiative Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue.