Karen Arikian, co-director of the Berlin fest's European Film Market, has been named exec director of the Hamptons Film Festival.
Pubcaster CBC's nightly yakker "The Hour" was voted best talk series at the second night of the Geminis, the Canuck TV awards, with show's George Stroumboulopoulos taking best host or interviewer in…
Steve Pink has been tapped to pen a draft of the Kevin James starrer "Mall Cop" for Columbia Pictures and Happy Madison Prods.
Warner Bros. Japan will produce "Ginmaku ban sushi ouji! New York e iku" (Silver Screen Version: Sushi King! Goes to New York), a pic based on a popular TV Asahi show set in the world of sushi.
Toho, Japan's No. 1 distrib and exhib, took in a record-breaking yen 7.5 billion ($63.9 million) at the box office in September, the best result for the month in its 75-year history.
Cinema Tout Ecran, the Swiss fest that embraces fare made for the big and small screen, is to pay tribute to producer-helmer-scribe Michael Mann, fest head Leo Kaneman announced Tuesday.
In a dramatic gesture designed to cool off Hollywood's strike fever, studios and networks have backed off their proposal to revamp residuals for writers.
Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen ("Kingdom of Heaven," "The International," "Opium") is attached to topline Ferran Audi's "The Frost."
NBC Universal topper Jeff Zucker and Peacock sports maven Dick Ebersol will be feted by the Paley Center for Media at the org's annual gala.
Disney's "Ratatouille" was the big dish in the U.K. and Germany, but local fare topped the weekend's charts elsewhere at the European B.O., most notably in Spain, where supernatural chiller "The…