Juan Antonio Bayona's chiller "The Orphanage" has been adopted as Spain's candidate in the foreign-language Oscar contest.
A committee chosen by the Ministry of Culture has selected Cao Hamburger's "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation" as Brazil's candidate for the foreign-language Oscar.
Giuseppe Tornatore's white slavery noir "The Unknown" has been designated as Italy's Oscar foreign-language submission.
The BBC has scooped two International Emmys for its coverage of the Middle East.
The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center will honor woman helmers on Oct. 18 with a ceremony at Paramount Studios.
The 2007 Diversity Awards will take place Nov. 18 at the Globe Theater in West Hollywood, marking the event's 15th anniversary.
USC's School of Cinematic Arts will honor filmmaker Costa-Gavras with the Eisenstein Award on Sept. 28.
Michael Douglas and Charlie Rose will join the previously announced Vanessa, Lynn and Corin Redgrave as recipients of lifetime achievement nods at this year's Savannah Film Festival.
Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman-CEO Michael Lynton has been tapped to receive the 2007 Vision Award from JTN Prods.
Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook will be presented with the Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwin Human Relations Award by the American Jewish Committee on Oct. 18 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
The talk was all about tight budgets, "girly novels" and enviable wardrobes as director Robin Swicord and cast members Kathy Baker, Mark Blucas, and Maggie Grace gathered to discuss their new pic…