"This is a festival about which people in the future will say, Wow, that was a year a lot of new talent came out of it." So predicts Sundance Film Festival director Geoffrey Gilmore about the 2009…
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Producer Joel Silver has signed a five-year, 15-pic co-production pact with Germany's Studio Babelsberg.
Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann will receive the International Press Academy's 2008 Auteur Award for "Australia."
SAG's strike authorization won't go out to members until near the end of the month -- meaning the Jan. 11 Golden Globes probably won't be disrupted for the second year in a row.
Moving on-sale dates to Sunday and Monday from the traditional Tuesday did not generate the sales rush that labels and retailers had hoped for as the holiday shopping season got under way.
Sources close to MTV Networks confirmed Wednesday that about 300 staffers have been let go across the cable congloms' platforms.
Planet Hollywood topper Robert Earl has made his first venture into producing features, signing on as a co-producer for Nu Image/Millennium's "The Expendables," starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason…
Johnny Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil has acquired screen rights to the Nick Tosches novel "In the Hand of Dante." The novel will be developed as a potential star vehicle for Depp.
"Samantha Who?" scribe Marco Pennette has a trio of projects in the works, including a music-based drama at ABC.
VH1 has made an eight-episode commitment to "Tough Love," a reality series from Nancy Juvonen and Drew Barrymore's Flower Films.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$258.3M Disney 3.68%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$150.7M Paramount Pictures -0.62%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$20.6M Warner Brothers / New Line -0.71%