Was the past year more fraught than usual with legal disputes? It's hard to say, but many of 2010's juiciest battles seemed to either end with a whimper or drag into next year.
The Directors Guild of America President has blasted the Iranian government's arrest and sentencing of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi.
Christian Bale is attached to star in Zhang Yimou's "Nanjing Heroes."
Showbiz scribes have started gearing up for another serious confrontation with the congloms, unveiling its official list of demands for its master contract.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival has set French farce "Potiche" as its opening film on Jan. 6 and Justin Chadwick's "The First Grader" as its final feature on Jan. 16.
Indian media giant Reliance is to help restore and digitalize a treasure trove of Soviet-era movies after striking a deal with Russia's state film archives and a top production company.
A Brazilian court has ruled that "Casa dos artistas," produced and aired by local net SBT in 2001 and 2002, was an unlicensed version of "Big Brother" that infringed Endemol's copyright.
State media has been caught in the crossfire in Ivory Coast, where tensions are rapidly escalating three weeks after the results of a controversial presidential election were announced.
Festivals and film organizations in Europe are rapidly rallying in support of jailed dissident Iranian helmer Jafar Panahi.
The Edinburgh Film Festival is set to nix its competition and move away from the traditional fest model.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs today was asked about Jon Stewart's advocacy of the 9/11 first responders legislation, which has been blocked by congressional Republicans. Gibbs said, "I think if…