U.S. distrib IFC has continued its spending spree in Cannes with the acquisition of Lukas Moodysson's "Mammoth," which is being repped by Scandi salesco TrustNordisk.
Update "American Idol" alum and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will perform for President Obama when he appears at the Democratic National Committee's fund-raiser at the Beverly Hilton next Wednesday…
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Colombian abduction drama "La Milagrosa" has been sold to Japan's AK Films by Argentina's FilmSharks Intl.
Roberto Benigni will make his U.S. stage debut with "Tutto Dante" (Everything About Dante), a one-man show in which the Italo multihyphenate recites and expounds on verse from Dante Alighieri's…
Bestselling Brazilian scribe Paulo Coelho is brewing pics with a witch and an alchemist on the Croisette.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be a rich source of material for filmmakers even if the precarious political situation occasionally puts some of them in the front line. Several projects…
The Japan Society for the Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (Jasrac), the country's largest rights org, collected $1.2 billion in rights' fees last year, down 2.4% on 2007.
The Screen Actors Guild's contract ratification battle has kicked into high gear as both sides aim their arguments at the union's 110,000 members over the next three weeks.
Theodore Bikel has been re-elected to an 11th two-year term as president of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America, the organization through which performer unions derive their jurisdictional…
Arriving a week earlier than usual, Canadian broadcasters are already hunkered down at studio backlots across town as the L.A. Screenings are unofficially under way.
Peter Franklin, the longtime head of WMA's theater department, was among the 100-plus WMA staffers to get a pink slip earlier this week.