Swedish film industry giant Svensk Film-industri moved recently to widen its TV interests, with a 91% buyout of Wegelius Television, one of Scandinavia’s largest independent production companies…
Markets & Festivals
When Warner Music U.S. honcho Doug Morris served a self-congratulatory press release to industry media last week, the language and timing of the missive irked Arista topper Clive Davis. Morris used…
Fire and brimstone sermons by radical Islamic preachers recorded on audiocassettes are seen as a threat to the lives of leading Arab entertainers, writers and secular intellectuals. The cassettes…
Censorship in South Africa will come under scrutiny at the weeklong Limits of Liberty film festival in Johannesburg, featuring movies that have pushed the limits of good taste and sexual explicitness.
The ninth annual Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival rolled to the end of its 10-day run March 13, and Paul Harather's Austrian entry "Indien" was named recipient of the Dame Judith Anderson Award for…
Helga Stephenson has resigned as executive director of the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, to pursue personal interests.
The fifth Human Rights Watch Intl. Film Festival is scheduled to unspool April 29-May 12 in New York City before traveling to Los Angeles and other major U.S. cities.
French actress Catherine Deneuve has been appointed vice president of the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday.
Fine Line Features said Monday that it has acquired all North American rights to the slam-dunk documentary "Hoop Dreams," which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Terms of the deal…
"In the Name of the Father" took the top prize, but it was British director Ken Loach's gritty drama "Ladybird Ladybird" that dominated awards at the 44th Berlin Intl. Film Festival, which closed…
With five days still to play at the 44th Berlinale, competition boss Moritz de Hadeln had three slam dunks, a lot of rim shots and several complete misses.