Studio-owned R&D group Motion Picture Laboratories hired John Carney, who's spent the last 14 years in the cable industry, as new president and CEO. Former MovieLabs topper Steve Weinstein left at…
City of Lights, City of Angels, L.A.'s annual French film showcase, has always been about maintaining a bridge between Hollywood and Paris. As such, the week-long event has doubled as one continuous…
Opening as a reasonably amusing "American Pie"-like account of a randy Hong Kong teenager's sexual awakening, "Due West: Our Sex Journey 3D" gradually becomes flaccid.
PARIS -- Vivendi-owned paybox Canal Plus has unveiled the programming slate and acquisitions of its new free-to-air DTT channels D8 and D17.
Saturday's panel on piracy prevention and countermeasures at the SMPTE Technology Summit on Cinema drew a picture of a movie industry settling into a grim cold war it can only win with a diminished…
Getting studio execs from rival congloms in the same room to discuss the details of their business is an unthinkable concept -- unless it's a confab of the Hollywood IT Society (HITS).
An event picture in its own quiet way, Aussie helmer Rolf de Heer's black-and-white comedy, "Dr. Plonk," is a tribute to silent filmmaking and a sly, Jacques Tati-like satire of modern ways. Bouncing…
The Motion Picture Assn. of America has appointed tech guru Steve Weinstein to run Movielabs, an R&D outfit the film industry is funding largely to spur development of antipiracy technologies.
"Blurred" is a more innocent variation on "American Pie" and other Hollywood teen pics, with a dash of "Short Cuts" thrown in. Filled with immensely likable characters and papered with wall-to-wall…
Australian actor-writer-producer-director Murray Fahey is a tenacious creator of ultra-low budget genre pics (thrillers, comedies). Working without any government support, Fahey's films ("Gat Away…