Arthur Widmer has been chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to receive a special Award of Commendation to honor his contributions to the science and technology of film.
"Woodsman" star and co-producer Kevin Bacon told the Variety screening crowd that the financing and distribution of this controversial film "has been like pulling teeth since the very beginning."
William Morris Agency CEO Walter Zifkin has been named the first industry fellow of the Entertainment and Media Management Institute at UCLA's Anderson School of Management.
The Palm Springs Film Festival has announced its official lineup for the Jan. 6-17 event. Close to 200 films have been selected for screening, 79 of which will be premieres.
Director Sidney Lumet will receive an honorary Academy Award at this year's Oscar ceremony.
It's Oscar time again and kudos vets are returning for duty. Back for more Oscar glory is production designer Roy Christopher, who's set for his 16th Academy Awards gig.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kevin Bacon will receive special honors at the 20th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival, skedded for Jan. 28-Feb. 6.