The AFI Fest 2009 has announced Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" as its opening night gala screening. Anderson's first animated pic will have its North American premiere on the fest's opening…
Henry Gibson, whose gentle poet persona on 1960s classic TV show "Laugh-In" made him one of the original flower children, died Monday in Malibu after a brief battle with cancer. He was 73.
Patrick Swayze, who had breakout roles in "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost," died in Los Angeles on Monday after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.
Robert Jay Brandt, widower of actress Janet Leigh, died in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Sept. 5 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was 82.
Tomas Velasco, a prominent costumer and tailor, died Sept. 2 in Montebello, Calif. He was 93.
TV and film writer and producer Dick Berg, who created John Cassavetes-starring series "Johnny Staccato," died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness. He was 87.
Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to Bong Joon-ho's "Mother," which screened at Cannes this year in Un Certain Regard.
Mike Leigh has started production on his first film since the Oscar-nommed "Happy-Go-Lucky." Untitled as are all his films while in production, the pic stars Leigh regulars Imelda Staunton, Jim…
Talent agent Tom Korman, whose clients included Tony Curtis, Ethel Merman and Ricardo Montalban, died of heart failure July 30 in Los Angeles. He was 76.
Producer Clive Parsons, who produced films by Bill Forsyth, Lindsay Anderson and Franco Zeffirelli, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 12 in England. He was 66.
Music and TV talent agent Fred Lawrence died Aug. 7 of cardiac arrest after a lengthy illness in Burbank, Calif. He was 68.