Top industry execs and above-the-line talent are expected as panelists at the inaugural Directors Guild of America's Summit on Diversity, the DGA announced Tuesday. The event is scheduled for Sept…
Ten films from 18 participating countries have been selected to compete for the Penang Pearl Award in the first East Asian Film and TV Festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Sept. 3.
Boaz Davidson, director of such exploitation pics as "Lunarcop," "Blood Run" and "American Cyborg," will helm "Mini Mall" for Nu Image with 21-year-old untested newfound thesp Ara Celi in the lead…
In its offshore preem, Paramount's sci-fier "Event Horizon" launched in the U.K. last weekend with a solid but not spectacular $1.7 million in four days on 207 screens.
Capitol Films, the London-based sales company, has picked up international rights to "Dancing at Lughnasa," which stars Meryl Streep and started shooting last week in Ireland.
Leading Spanish art film distributor Wanda Films has joined with Ricardo Evole's Yelmo Films, one of the country's biggest exhibition chains, to form Wanda Distribucion, a joint distribution alliance…
Actor Scott Bakula and his Bakula Prods. banner have pacted with indie film and TV production outfit Green Communications to develop and produce "Promises Kept," a film based on the true story of…
The Shooting Gallery Intl. has inked an eight-pic output deal with Italian distrib Filmauro, the company announced Monday.
Japan has a new No. 1 movie at the domestic box office. The animated feature "Mononoke Hime" (The Phantom Princess) has passed "Nankyoku Monogatari" (Antarctica) to become the all-time leader among…
Daily Variety chief film critic Todd McCarthy was awarded the Maurice Bessy Prize for his contributions to the world of film criticism at a ceremony Monday at the Montreal World Film Festival.
The 48th Berlin Intl. Film Festival will unspool Feb. 11-22, festival organizers announced Monday.