While the pan-Asian blockbuster "Three Kingdoms" dominated many theaters across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, local thriller "The Guard Post" topped at the Korean box office last weekend.
Canadian non-fiction filmmakers got a financial boost Tuesday with the launch of the C$4 million ($3.94 million) Canwest-Hot Docs Funds to assist in the development and completion of one-off docs.
Bai Ling ("Love Ranch", "Southland Tales") and Talia Shire have been added to the cast of "Dim Sum Funeral," a Canuck pic now lensing in Vancouver. Ling plays a free-spirited lesbian and Shire plays…
Berlin-based Razor Film and Film4 will produce Hungarian helmer Benedek Fliegauf's first English-language film, the futuristic drama "Womb."
Daniel Alfredson will helm "The Girl Who Played With Fire," the second film in the Millennium trilogy, based on the bestselling crime novels by Stieg Larsson.
Former Weinstein Co. exec Spencer Klein has joined Bow Tie Cinemas as chief film officer, where his primary responsibilities are booking films and alternative content for the exhibitor.
New York U's Kanbar Institute of Film and Television opens their 66th annual First Run Film Fest with more than 105 student films in competish for $50,000 dollars in cash awards.
Gotham's Film Society of Lincoln Center will present a retrospective series "1968: An International Perspective" which will showcase features, shorts, docs and newsreels from that turbulent era.
Brit distrib Revolver has picked up U.K. and Ireland homevid rights to Turner Broadcasting System's toon web Adult Swim.
After years of relative reticence, the Mouse House is strutting over its animation slate once again.
"Knocked Up" helmer Judd Apatow will be honored as comedy person of the year at the inaugural Just Comedy confab, part of Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.