South African helmer Neil Blomkamp, personally selected by exec producer Peter Jackson to direct the "Halo" pic when it was set up at Fox and Universal, debuted a live-action short at Microsoft's E3…
In its 25th year, it's hard to imagine Outfest as anything less than a local institution -- this year's incarnation offers 235 films from 26 countries, including galas, premieres and even a…
What do you do next after completing your dream project? That's the enviable position of Bill Condon, recipient of this year's Outfest Achievement Award, who recently fulfilled his longtime goal to…
Presenting queer cinema has been Outfest's raison d'etre for 25 years, but preserving it is an altogether new venture. "The community has done an amazing job over the last quarter century in telling…
Over the years, Outfest has launched the careers of dozens of directors who might not have found an audience on the independent film circuit. Gus Van Sant landed an agent at the festival after "Mala…
ITV1 has been granted exclusive access to "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling for a documentary that forms one of the tentpole shows of its fall schedule, announced Thursday.
Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" scored the biggest Wednesday opening of all time and the fifth largest in movie history for any day of the week, with an estimated take of…
DreamWorks has made a deal with Aaron Sorkin to write three films, the first of which will be "The Trial of the Chicago 7," a drama Steven Spielberg hopes to direct.
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" enjoyed a phenomenal opening day on 950 screens in France. First-day takings of nearly $5.9 million make it Warner's best ever launch in Gaul.
For the first time on such a grand scale, a new book and a new film from the same blockbuster franchise are coming out almost simultaneously. Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Order of the…
Thanks to "Transformers," Paramount has crossed the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office earlier in the calendar year than any studio in history, according to the studio.