Never one to force his will in Hollywood, Ron Howard decided to use some of the clout he had earned over decades in the television and movie business for something quite personal.
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A delightfully goofy summer-camp comedy, "Sorasoi" reps another feather in the eccentric cap of Japanese helmer Katsuhito Ishii.
The Chicago Film Critics Assn. has named Disney/Pixar's "Wall-E" the best pic of 2008. In addition to top honors, the toon also picked up prizes for original screenplay (Andrew Stanton and Jim…
Hailed as a historic decision, France's parliament has greenlit new 20% tax rebates for U.S. and other foreign shoots in France.
The Rome Film Festival is being hit by a draconian funding slash set to shrink its formerly robust $24 million budget to a maximum of $15 million, in a move that rekindles questions about the future…
Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" heads the field with six noms for the London Film Critics' Circle Awards, which take place Feb. 4 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel as a fund-raiser for the…
Former Mosaic topper Allen Shapiro and One Equity Partners have bought the TV Guide Network from Macrovision for about $255 million.
Media regulator Ofcom has tapped economist Colette Bowe as its new chair, replacing David Currie.
At a time when the first African-American president is about to take office, a new report is zeroing in on an irony of the historic moment given what the researchers call a "serious shortage of…
"Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" producer Zoo Prods. has expanded its team, naming two new veepees.