The Weinstein Co. has picked up North American distribution rights to "No Mercy for the Rude," a Korean black comedy/action film about an assassin with a speech impediment.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the five 2006 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting recipients, pooled from more than 4,800 initial applicants.
StillKing Films has acquired film rights to Jennifer Egan novel "The Keep," with Ehren Kruger ("The Ring") set to adapt. StillKing is a Prague-based financing and production outfit that's served as…
Spanish distributor Eurocine Films has picked up all rights in Spain to Oliver Parker's thriller "Fade to Black," sold by the U.K.'s Odyssey Entertainment.
Universal Pictures has upped Kristin Lowe to vice president of production. Move reps one of the first exec shuffles made by Donna Langley since becoming the solo production prexy in August.
The third installment of the "Saw" horror franchise -- Lionsgate's left-field slasher series that has managed to gross out auds to the tune of more than $142 million to date -- should easily top the…
The Dominican Republic is launching its inaugural film festival Nov. 8 with Oscar buzz-worthy pics including Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel," Kevin MacDonald's "The Last King of Scotland" and…
Filmmakers hoping to qualify for the animated feature film Oscar must submit entry forms and supporting materials to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences by Wednesday.
U.S. helmer-scribe Julia Loktev's "Day Night Day Night" has won the Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema's top Louve d'Or for feature.
Blame it on the batteries. Contrasting B.O. perfs from "Talladega Nights" and "Zoom" led to very mixed results for Sony Pictures last quarter, while its parent conglom saw profits plunge 94% amid a…
Cinecitta Studios prexy Luigi Abete is lobbying for tax breaks for foreign film producers who shoot in Italy to stop them decamping to cheaper locations in Eastern Europe.