Brad Silberling will direct "The Crusaders," a New Line drama about the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, with Terrence Howard starring as Thurgood Marshall. But first…
Scarlett Johansson will star in the indie pic "Napoleon and Betsy," which Benjamin Ross will write and direct. Pic centers on the true story of Napoleon's last years on St. Helena as seen through the…
The Dubai International Film Festival, unspooling Dec. 11-17, will feature 98 films from 46 countries spanning the Arab world, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Lineup reps a 30% bigger fest over last…
The National Film Institute (Incaa), a state body that allocates $30 million a year to the local film industry, upped Jorge Alvarez from VP to prexy on Monday.
The Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam has selected 45 independent films for its main sidebar, Cinemart, among them Argentine lenser Pablo Trapero's "Born and Bred," Canadian helmer Guy Maddin's…
The Hal Lieberman Company and Gold Circle Films are partnering on the supernatural thriller "Before." Lieberman will produce with Gold Circle's Paul Brooks, whose company is handling the independent…
Looking to ramp up its acquisition of live-action and animation feature projects, the Jim Henson Co. has hired Jason Lust as senior vice president of feature films.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has named Michael B. Seligman associate producer of the 78th annual Academy Awards telecast.
U.K. independent distributor Eureka has acquired U.K. rights for "Junebug," with plans to release the indie one week after the Academy Awards in March.
Germany's Screencraft Entertainment is partnering with Canada's Gynormous Pictures on mystery thriller "Meet the Devil," helmed by Josef Rusnak ("The Thirteenth Floor"). Arclight Films will handle…
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has announced it will honor the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its commitment to preserving selected non-fiction films.