Peter Bart: The Backlot
The producers of "Zoolander" recently asked visual f/x shop Pacific Vision to complete the last minute removal of the World Trade Center from a scene in the Ben Stiller comedy, which featured the…
F/x artist Roger Nall ("Planet of the Apes," "Swordfish") has launched 11:11 MediaWorks, a Van Nuys, Calif.-based visual f/x boutique for films and television projects.
The last hurdle has been cleared for China to become a member of the World Trade Organization and a new outlet for American movies, TV and other entertainment fare.
Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Amelie From Montmartre" took the AGF People's Choice award in what was a subdued end to the 26th Toronto Intl. Film Festival in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the…
The world premiere of Robert Altman's "Gosford Park" will open the 45th London Film Festival, which runs Nov. 7-22.
Julie Andrews has canceled her trip to the San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival (Sept. 20-29) to accept one of its prestigious lifetime achievement Donostia awards due to propriety rather than a fear…
Given the cataclysmic events in the United States, cinema attendance understandably dipped midweek in many overseas markets as people stayed glued to their TV sets or lost the appetite for light…
While the major leagues stayed on the sidelines in the wake of terror attacks, Paramount's sandlot baseball drama "Hardball" took the weekend box office pennant with an estimated $10.1 million.