Thesp Craig Ferguson ("The Drew Carey Show") will host the British Academy of Film & Television Arts/Los Angeles' 13th Britannia Awards Nov. 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
India's Oscar entry, Marathi-lingo "Shwas" (Breath), is looking for corporate sponsorship to fund its Oscar campaign, despite the fact the Academy doesn't favor campaigning.
At Wednesday's Chinese Theater preem of "Friday Night Lights," author Buzz Bissinger said the pic maintained "the essential spirit" of his book centered on Odessa, Texas, high school football.
Istvan Szabo and Annette Bening were on hand at Wednesday's preem for "Being Julia."
Gil Cates has been tapped for his 12th turn as Academy Awards telecast producer.He replaces Joe Roth, who handled producing duties last year. Prior to Cates, Howard W. Koch held the record with eight…