Emmy kept things current this year, going green and awarding an interactive award in primetime -- two firsts.
Markets & Festivals
"Never Forever," an English-language melodrama by Korean helmer Gina Kim, is to get a North American theatrical release following a Toronto deal with Arts Alliance America, formerly Hart Sharp Video.
Steven Zaillian has signed on to adapt Khaled Hosseini's bestselling novel "A Thousand Splendid Suns" and is attached to direct the Columbia Pictures drama.
On the eve of the release of his offbeat musical "Southland Tales," Richard Kelly has joined producing partner Sean McKittrick and financier Ted Hamm to form Darko Entertainment.
Castle Rock Entertainment has purchased J. Mills Goodloe's pitch "Seventy-Two Days" in a preemptive bid.
MTV Films is bringing the YouTube phenomenon Million Dollar Strong to the bigscreen, with Todd Phillips aboard to produce.
Independent film has a new corporate friend: Samsung. The Korean electronics maker has partnered with Landmark Theaters to promote indie pics, beginning with Sean Penn's "Into the Wild."
"Kung Fu" has a new master. Max Makowski ("One Last Dance") is stepping in to helm Legendary Pictures' bigscreen adaptation of the 1970s TV skein now that director siblings Albert and Allen Hughes…
Other than Tony Soprano himself, in the person of James Gandolfini, Al Gore was arguably the most iconic figure on the red carpet before Sunday's Emmycast.
Reality-docu production shingle Homerun Entertainment is expanding its operations with the appointment of Greg Spring as VP of development.
Pink Martini, the elegant throwback ensemble from Portland, Ore., guided a journey through Hollywood's vision of a Latin past that was consistently full of charm and giddiness.