On the eve of Toronto fest kick-off, European mini-major Studiocanal has closed an exclusive distribution pact with Ottawa-based pubcaster Radio-Canada. The five-year deal, effective in…
Buoyed by the extraordinary success of "Le Roi et l'oiseau," Studiocanal will give a theatrical opening in France to its latest restored film classic, Jean Renoir's "La Bete Humaine" (The Human…
Put a Hollywood star in a European press conference and many very leading questions will try to tease them into a critique of the U.S. At Friday's presser for David Gordon Green's "Joe," star Nicolas…
Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings") and Chris Mulkey will star in indie thriller "The Surface" with Gil Cates, Jr. directing.
The longtime script supervisor and assistant to legendary Japanese director and screenwriter Akira Kurosawa praised the filmmaker's inclusion as an honoree of the 2013 Jean Renoir Award.
The Writers Guild of America West has named four Japanese filmmakers -- Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima and Hideo Oguni -- as the honorees for its Jean Renoir Award for…
After 12 years of working as a corporate headhunter, Bill Dubuque was ready for a change.
Kristen Stewart is one of the mad ones. But mad in a beautiful way. And she is determined to make people mad. To show them she is more than Bella in "Twilight." To show them she does burn, and…
The late mystery novelist Georges Simenon, best known for his fictional pipe-smoking invention police detective Commissaire Maigret, will be celebrated at the Remakes Market.
Pop quiz: Before "The Artist," what was the last film by a French director to be nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards? The answer: Jean Renoir's "The Grand Illusion," way back in 1938.
Jean Marais, the French film and stage actor whose body of work ranged from Jean Cocteau’s classic “Beauty and the Beast” to a host of swashbucklers in the 1960s, died at a hospital in Cannes on Nov…