Aussie producer Andrew Mason ("Red Planet," "Scooby-Doo") has kickstarted a slate of a dozen digital features with coin from government agency the Film Finance Corp.
Markets & Festivals
Aishwarya Rai, India's biggest female film star, has been cast as the lead of Gurinder Chadha's romantic comedy "Pride and Prejudice -- The Bollywood Musical."
French actress Anouk Aimee will be honored with a Golden Bear for lifetime achievement Feb. 13 at the 53rd Berlin Film Festival.
Talkshow queen Oprah Winfrey narrowly escaped injury Tuesday when a marquee collapsed during a function in South Africa at which the Oprah Winfrey Foundation presented Christmas gifts to schoolkids.
Media Asia crime thriller "Infernal Affairs" is breaking box office records in Hong Kong.
Gilles Jacob was re-elected president of the Cannes Film Festival for another three years Wednesday. Jacob stepped down in 2000 as the fest's artistic director, handing the reins to Thierry Fremaux.
Fresh from the success of its 20-hour miniseries "Taken," Sci Fi Channel will spend "A Thousand Days" on one of its next big projects.
Paramount Pictures has tapped Joel Wyman to script the remake of "The Warriors," to be directed by Tony Scott.
Kristen Johnston ("3rd Rock From the Sun") plans to make a return to television next fall, inking to star in a laffer for ABC.
Deuces are wild once again for Rob Schneider, who will return for another outing as the luckless "Deuce Bigalow."
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Weekend:$22.2M Disney
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Weekend:$15.7M Paramount Pictures
If I Stay
If I Stay3Weekend:$11.6M Warner Brothers / New Line