Helmer-scribe Gavin Hood's "Tsotsi," about a thug who cares for the baby of a woman he kills in a carjacking, is South Africa's submission for consideration in Oscar's foreign-language film category…
Germany's media film and TV industry is gathering today in Berlin for the annual two-day Berlin-Brandenburg Medienforum. The confab examines pressing issues such as the future of film financing and…
The Chinese film biz launched a new body Monday to push for greater copyright protection and help the government draw up intellectual property rights, still a relatively new concept in China.
Hong Kong comic actor and director Stephen Chow said Tuesday he'll start filming the sequel to his action film "Kung Fu Hustle" either late this year or early 2006.
High Point Films has picked up international rights for French-language titles "Moon on the Snow" and "Miss Montigny."
Dennis Bartok is ankling as programming director of the American Cinematheque to produce "Trapped Ashes," a horror-supernatural anthology he penned that will be directed by cult filmmaker Monte…
Universal Pictures has made a preemptive acquisition of "The Understanding," a romantic comedy pitch for a script to be written by Lorene Scafaria. U-based Double Feature Films partners Michael…
Fox Searchlight has acquired rights to distribute the BBC Films pic "Imagine Me & You" in territories including North America, Latin America, France, Italy and Japan.
After scoring with his directing debut "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Judd Apatow has jumped into bed with Universal again for a romantic comedy follow-up. The studio has acquired an untitled pitch that…
Saul Zaentz now holds the record for the biggest payday ever earned by a movie producer for a film franchise he didn't even produce. Zaentz purchased the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the…
The Weinsteins have set their sights on fledgling music network Fuse. Ex-Miramax toppers Harvey and Bob Weinstein are not pursuing the Independent Film Channel, as had been speculated for months, but…