That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. Preliminary numbers for President Obama's healthcare speech last night: 21 million on the big three networks, led by NBC with 8.2 million. Fox…
Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" and Liam Neeson starrer "Five Minutes of Heaven," by Oliver Hirschbiegel ("Downfall") are among the pics unspooling at this year's Zurich Film…
The Romania Film Festival -- a new addition to the fest circuit -- has announced that Kevin Costner will perform at the event with his band, Kevin Costner & Modern West on Oct. 3.
Cash-strapped U.K. web Five has acquired a trio of U.S. shows including the remake of "Knight Rider," axed earlier in the year by NBC, for its digital weblet, Fiver.
New York-based Kino Intl. has acquired U.S. rights to upcoming Toronto screener "Ajami."
French TV fiction sales and presales hit $61 million in 2008, the highest figure since 2000.
U.K. distrib Metrodome has partnered with Rialto Distribution to acquire Israeli helmer Samuel Maoz's buzz Venice title "Lebanon" for the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Canuck thesp Sarah Polley ("Mr. Nobody") will star as the 17th-century Queen of Sweden in the epic feature drama "Queen Kristina," helmed by Finland's Mika Kaurismaki ("The House of Branching Love")…
Ryoichi Kimizuka's "Dare mo Mamote Kurenai" (Nobody to Watch Over Me) has been named as Japan's entry for the foreign-language film Oscar, the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan announced…
Swedish shingle Yellow Bird, which has scored notable successes with literary adaptations "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "Wallander," is to adapt the work of best-selling author Liza Marklund.
The Writers Guild of America has asked for submissions for its sixth annual documentary screenplay nod -- the only awards category in which the guild allows scripts not under WGA jurisdiction.