The term "renaissance man" seems tailor-made for Melvin Van Peebles, an artist who, in his 76 years, has achieved and created more than pretty much anyone you can name.
Markets & Festivals
CBS' "Eleventh Hour" has just been given five more.
Hollywood's labor brawl has turned ugly, with the majors accusing the Writers Guild of America of pushing SAG to strike by "blatantly" sabotaging the guild's last round of negotiations.
PR concern ID has hired Rupert Fowler to head a newly established London office, giving the company a European presence to go with its New York and Los Angeles outposts.
A couple of weeks ago, Penelope Cruz was "stressed" about the Gotham Awards. Not because she's being honored -- that was a "nice surprise" -- but because "you have to write a long speech, and I don't…
Scripter Susan Kim's unwieldy legit adaptation overreaches in its effort to capture the emotional depth of Amy Tan's 1989 sprawling generational novel.
THE "AUSTRALIA" premiere invite said "7." You know what that usually means--the stars don't arrive until 7:30 and the milling crowd takes another half hour to stop carrying on as if they're at a…
Sony Pictures TV media relations exec Karen Barragan has been upped to VP.
Elvis Costello is in the mood to talk history and influences with his subjects on "Spectacle," an international foray into a musical talkshow that will be seen on Channel 4 in the U.K. and CTV in…
Microsoft's efforts to broaden the Xbox 360's appeal beyond hardcore "Halo" players continues with "Lips," a flashy new karaoke game that's targeted at casual auds.
Israeli helmer Ari Folman's Cannes competition player "Waltz With Bashir" won the grand prize at the ninth Tokyo Filmex Festival, which closed Sunday.