Gaining substantially from the ad market rebound, German media giant Bertelsmann was back in the black after achieving a dramatic boost in net earnings and a record half-year operating profit.
Joan Rivers will open this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest with the U.K. preem of docu "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" on Nov. 3.
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In a sign of a bleaker outlook for Screen Actors Guild members, the SAG health plan is tightening eligibility levels by 3% for next year -- and will probably continue to do so in subsequent years.
Freestyle Releasing and Cinemarket Films will unspool Andrei Konchalovsky's "The Nutcracker 3D" starting Nov. 24 in the U.S.
Wednesday night's Los Angeles Latino Film Festival closing ceremony saw Venezuelan/Cuban pic "Habana Eva," directed by Fina Torres, walk away with the Rita Award for best film.
Canadian production exec Ian McDougall, former head of production at Alliance-Atlantis, died of heart failure Aug. 24 in Pennsylvania. He was 65.
Japanese helmer Takashi Shimizu, best known for the "Ju-On" horror series and its English-language remake "The Grudge," will head the jury of the Venice Film Festival's Persol 3D award.
Helmer John Woo's upcoming pic "Flying Tigers" is set to get the Imax treatment.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first performance in Germany -- and John Lennon's 70th birthday -- the Filmfest Hamburg is honoring the Fab Four this year with the special section…
George Clooney provided just the barest hint of politics in accepting the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at last night's Emmy telecast, making the case for celebrity activism particularly when it comes…
French helmer Alain Corneau, whose latest pic "Crime d'amour" (Love Crime) will screen at next month's Toronto Film Festival, has died of cancer in Paris at the age of 67.