The San Francisco Film Society has tapped Benh Zeitlin, director of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," as the recipient of the inaugural Graham Leggat Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film…
In its first official meeting since performers created SAG-AFTRA, the new national board will meet in Los Angeles on May 19 - 20.
Lionsgate has offered the "Catching Fire" directing gig to Francis Lawrence, helmer of "I Am Legend" and "Water for Elephants."
The initial round of contract talks between Hollywood union animators and producers have broken down after three days, three months before the current deal expires on July 31.
Martin Scorsese has closed his deal with Red Granite Pictures to direct "The Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Lensing will begin in August in New York.
Penn Schoen Berland has acquired strategic consultancy First Movies International, which has operations in London and Los Angeles.
Offlot TV production in Los Angeles has stayed soft at the start of the spring quarter, with a 16% decline last week vs. a year earlier.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Michael Haneke's "Amour" from Films Du Losange.
Vendome Pictures has come onboard with Anonymous Content to produce thriller "Bastille Day," written by Andrew Baldwin and to be directed by Pierre Morel.
Newly formed sales banner Meyers Media Group will handle international sales on director Zebediah De Soto's "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D" from Simon West Prods.
SACRAMENTO -- An Assembly committee has given the first approval to a bill extending California's Film and Television Tax Credit Program by an additional five years and another $500 million.