The Liberal Party in Oz has used the Screen Producers Assn. of Australia Conference to unveil plans to speed up the way that producers receive the 40% tax rebate on their films.
NBC Universal is turning over channel management of the Sci Fi Channel in Japan to Tokyo-based Fox Intl. Channels, according to local press reports.
NBC's cancellation hasn't stopped "The Listener" from returning for a second year.
A plan to digitize German cinemas across the country has collapsed due to a dispute over mandatory levies aimed at supporting film subsidies.
Aurora Prods. and Platinum Studios are teaming on a feature version of graphic novel "Nightfall."
Graham King is planting his flag in the television business.
Helmer Lee Daniels is in advanced negotiations to direct "Selma," which will trace the historic 1965 march in the Alabama town that marked the political and emotional peak of the civil rights…
The push to increase diversity among showbiz writers remains an uphill battle, a new report concludes.
Until recently, Sunday-night network TV in the U.K. was dominated by feel-good drama. Not anymore.
Mexico's Congress approved a 2010 budget Tuesday that maintains coin for all its film fund programs.
The 2009 Israel International Film Festival has announced the slate for its 24th edition, including new pics by "Or" helmer Keren Yedaya and "The Band's Visit" thesp Ronit Elkabetz.