Willy Switkes, a character actor who made appearances in films including "Tootsie" and "Taxi Driver" died March 7 at Montgomery Hospice Casey House in Rockville, Md of colon cancer. He was 83…
A potential strike has been called off by the union repping workers at the Motion Picture and Television Fund facilities. The MPTF and the SEIU-UHW union jointly announced a 60-day cooling-off period…
The Hollywood Film Festival has appointed festival vet Jon Fitzgerald as its exec director. Fitzgerald was a co-founder and exec director of the Slamdance Festival and served in exec director slots…
George Lucas wants permission to sell $2 billion worth of stock in Disney he gained from the sale of Lucasfilm last year, according to documents filed with the SEC on Wednesday, but it's unclear when…
When the Academy first expanded the best picture category in 2009, a key reason was to give more populist fare like the 2008-snubbed "The Dark Knight" a shot at top honors, in part to boost telecast…
The BBC was left reeling Wednesday following the publication of scathing reports into the management of twin disasters at flagship news analysis show "Newsnight."
Warner Bros.' "Free Willy", Fox's "The Simpsons" and Paul McCartney will be honored at the eighth annual Genesis Awards, which recognizes those who spotlight animal issues with "courage, creativity…
Gene Quintano has been signed by Prelude Pictures to write the screenplay for the comedy "Our Father," to star John Candy.
Savoy Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to the sci-fi adventure "The Penal Colony" from Allied Filmmakers, which will represent the pic internationally, Savoy announced…
It was a winning evening Sunday for New York University, as filmmakers from that school walked off with three out of four gold medals at the 20th Anniversary Student Academy Awards at the AMPAS'…
Sting, Ted Danson, Don Henley, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and Pele are among those scheduled to receive Earth Day International Awards at ceremonies to be held Thursday in Los Angeles and New York.
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