Helmer Michel Hazanavicius, Academy honchos and others weighed in Monday on the use of "Vertigo" music in "The Artist," after Kim Novak decried the excerpt as "rape" in a full-page ad in Variety.
Gallic sales agent, distributor and producer Wild Bunch has acquired a majority stake in Spanish independent distributor Vertigo Films.
Vertigo Films, one of Spain's main indie film buyers, is broadening its business scope, launching multiplatform distribution-production label Arena Multimedia.
Vertigo Films is producing what it claims will be the U.K.'s first 3-D horror pic, "Elfie Hopkins and the Gammons."
Vertigo Films has signed a deal with Contender Home Entertainment, which will see Contender handle DVD distribution for Vertigo's upcoming slate of theatrical releases.
Wedge shoes have become the height of fashion.
Battle lines are being drawn between French pay TV service Canal Plus and parent company Vivendi Universal as the April 24 Vivendi U shareholders meeting in Paris draws closer.
As part of the opening ceremonies for the San Francisco Intl. Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, event organizers released results of a poll of favorite films voted by 210 lesbian and gay film/vid makers…
"Vertigo" is prime though uneven Hitchcock and with the potent marquee combination of James Stewart and Kim Novak should prove to be a highly profitable enterprise at the boxoffice. Stewart, on…