Sixteen feature-length documentaries compete for the VPRO Joris Ivens award, top prize of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, which opens Nov 20.
Markets & Festivals
"Lucky Old Sun" has become Kenny Chesney's fifth chart-topper, selling 176,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The Stockholm Intl. Film Festival is to honor Charlotte Rampling and Wong Kar Wai, the fest said Wednesday.
"Lorna's Silence," written and directed by Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, has won the European Parliament's Lux Cinema Prize.
Harry Shearer has been tapped as emcee of the 17th annual British Academy of Film and Television/Los Angeles Britannia Awards held Nov. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.
Hong Kong action pic "The Drummer" and Satoshi Miki's urban road comedy "Adrift in Tokyo" will bookend the 12th Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival and confab that runs Nov. 12-16.
Sobini Films topper Mark Amin is making an English-language version of Korean-Japanese melodrama "A Moment to Remember" at CBS Films.
Dave Baram has left the Firm to join Rick Yorn and Julie Yorn in their soon-to-be-formed management company.
Rosie O'Donnell has signed on to star in and exec produce "America," a telepic for Lifetime about a 16-year-old boy's struggles within the foster-care system.
In the latest wrinkle in film distribution, Gotham indie Gigantic is launching a website offering $3 streams of features alongside their theatrical debuts.
Warner Bros. has set Anne Hathaway to star and Burr Steers to direct the romantic comedy "The Fiance." Studio is eyeing a March production start.