Joan Didion isn’t just a literary lion. She’s also a crowdfunding star. A new documentary about “The Year of Magical Thinking” author has more than doubled its $80,000 goal on Kickstarter — a result…
At Friday’s 10th anniversary screening of his documentary “Los Angeles Plays Itself” at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, filmmaker Thom Andersen told the audience, “It’s not…
Allison Janney will star opposite Christina Hendricks in Campbell Scott’s feature film version of Joan Didion’s “A Book of Common Prayer.” Marcia Weiss is producing the indie drama. Filming is set to…
After the awards buzz coming out of Venice and Telluride, DreamWorks’ “The Fifth Estate” added a surprising twist to the conversation as it opened the 38th Toronto Festival on Sept. 5. The pic…
LONDON — Berlin-based world sales house M-Appeal has picked up J. Jackie Baier’s docu “Julia,” which world preems in the Venice Days sidebar at the Venice Film Festival. The Germany-Lithuania…
Steven Spielberg is reported to be interested in working with Chinese director Zhang Yimou on an int'l Chinese film. The two previously tried to team up on the 2008 Olympic Games ceremonies.
HONG KONG — South Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk has won his battle to have his new film "Moebius" released in Korean theaters, but only after a third appeal to the country's censors and three minutes of…
George Lucas joined with playwright Tony Kushner, director-writer Elaine May and musician Herb Alpert at the White House on Wednesday as President Obama awarded them with National Medals of the Arts…
Media Rights Capital and Universal Pictures have teamed up to co-finance the crime pic “Highwaymen” with John Lee Hancock (pictured) on board to direct. The two companies had previously teamed on the…
"Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks will topline Campbell Scott's bigscreen version of Joan Didion's "A Book of Common Prayer." Marcia Weiss is producing the indie drama. Variety reported Jan. 24 that…
Campbell Scott has been signed to direct and star in a bigscreen version of Joan Didion's 1977 novel "A Book of Common Prayer."
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