Bollywood helmer Mahesh Bhatt will make a film about the July suicide bombings in London that left 56 people dead. His aim is to show Islam as a religion of peace.
Yoshimoto Kogyo, an Osaka, Japan-based talent agency with extensive media interests, is launching a film fund to underwrite two comedy features.
Showbiz writers have rewarded independent features and issues-oriented dramas -- along with offbeat comedy "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" -- in Writers Guild of America screenplay nominations. Noms in…
Favoring the output of studio specialty divisions and indies, the Producers Guild of America nominated for its picture award Focus Features' "Brokeback Mountain," Sony Pictures Classics' "Capote,"…
NBC's "Scrubs" enjoyed a good return to the sked Tuesday night but ABC dominated the ratings race with its coverage of college football's Orange Bowl between Penn State and Florida State.
After months of talks with HBO, former "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel has inked an exclusive three-year deal to produce primetime programming for Discovery Channel.
Wong Kar Wai will preside over the jury of the 59th Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. Event runs May 17-28. Helmer, who succeeds Emir Kusturica, will be the first Chinese jury…
Sturla Gunnarsson's Viking drama "Beowulf & Grendel," starring Gerard Butler, will open the Goteborg Film Festival on Jan. 27, part of an unusually strong presence by Icelandic directors at the…
The "Mission: Impossible" and "Lord of the Rings" trilogies, as well as Peter Jackson's "King Kong" and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," will all be released on high-definition digital discs…
When it comes to the Internet, News Corp. is picking up right where it left off. The company has promoted Jeremy Philips to executive VP in a move that gives the 33-year-old official oversight of all…
Feature producer Kevin Misher ("The Interpreter") is setting his sights on the TV world, sealing a deal with Touchstone TV. Misher has started a one-year, first-look deal with the Disney-owned…