Scottish thesp Ewan McGregor is one of a host of showbiz folk who have been feted in the U.K.'s New Year honors list that celebrates achievement across a wide range of fields.
Mike Hopkins, the supervising sound editor on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, died Sunday in a rafting accident in New Zealand. He was 53.
Gerry Anderson, the creator of marionette-based TV sci-fi series "Thunderbirds," died Wednesday at a nursing home near Oxfordshire, England.
FremantleMedia has inked with Baz Luhrmann's regular writer Craig Pearce to develop Kimberley Cutter's bestseller about Joan of Arc, "The Maid," into a TV drama series for international auds.
Peter Aalbaek Jensen, the producing partner of helmer Lars Von Trier, is planning to step down as chief exec of Zentropa Entertainments, the production company they set up in 1992 and introduced the…
Michael Haneke's "Amour" (Love) won the top prize at the European Film Awards, which took place Saturday in Malta.
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The BBC has tapped Tony Hall as its director general, following the departure of its former chief George Entwistle.
Magnolia has nabbed North American rights to writer-helmer Tobias Lindholm's hostage thriller "A Hijacking," which won the audience award in the New Auteurs section of AFI Fest last week.
Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber nabbed three awards apiece on Sunday at the MTV European Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany, which will air across the network's 60 channels.