James “Jimmy” Tolbert, one of the first African-American entertainment attorneys in Hollywood, died April 22 in Santa Monica after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 86. Tolbert’s clients at…
Zach Braff has hit his $2 million goal in the first four days of his Kickstarter campaign to raise funds from fans for the drama, "Wish I Was Here."
What begins as a study of gay (self-)acceptance broadens into a more troubling analysis of power and people's capacity for change.
European and international producers have more opportunities than ever to access coin for co-productions after a raft of new and re-structured film funds opened over the past year, producers at the…
Indican Pictures has acquired North American rights to Ernest Borgnine's final film, "The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez."
Paramount didn't have to look far for the villain in its untitled Jack Ryan reboot, as the studio is in negotiations with Kenneth Branagh -- who's also directing the film -- to star opposite Chris…
Maven Pictures' Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray have come onboard to produce the screen adaptation of Colum McCann's ballet story "Dancer."
A cook, his g.f. and her young son struggle to make ends meet in "A Better Life," a solidly made, emotionally effective hard-luck drama that nonetheless feels like a slightly odd fit for Gallic…
Theatrical producer Randall L. Wreghitt, who brought innovative dramatic work to Broadway and Off Broadway, died Wednesday, May 18, due to complications from carbon monoxide poisoning.
In an elaborate hour-long keynote, Samsung served up a murderer's row of showbiz and tech CEOs to announce new or expanded partnerships for 2011.
Those daunted by Austin, Texas, soon-approaching South by Southwest music festival and its unwieldy 2,000-band lineup might consider a smaller, more intimate indie music showcase where some artists…