Producer Laurence Mark has hired David Blackman as senior VP at his Sony-based Laurence Mark Prods. Mark also elevated staffer Brian Schornak from story editor to development director.
A digitally restored version of helmer Carol Reed's "Odd Man Out" will close the Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival. The film and fest both launched in 1947.
The World Cinema Fund has picked five pics to receive a total of $364,600 in production funding.
With the Fourth of July holiday ahead, Friday will be the start of a long weekend for many industryites. But the day also will deliver the start of an even longer weekend for some DreamWorks…
The Moscow Intl. Film Festival opened Saturday with a ceremony laden with Chinese motifs, paying tribute to guest helmer Chen Kaige, whose "The Promise" opened the 27th edition to mixed critical and…
"The Call of Cthulhu," Andrew Leman and Sean Branney's silent 1920s-style telling of H.P. Lovecraft's eponymous gothic horror tale, took the Prix Tournage for American film at the 23rd Avignon Film…
Paul Sherman, the Boston film critic who pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting copyright infringement by selling DVD screeners, has been axed from his other Boston-area freelance gig.
MTV Films' David Gale will segue to MTV Networks' newly created post of exec veep, new media and specialty film content. Gale had previously served as exec veep of MTV Films.
"An Inconvenient Truth" started off marching bigger than the penguins, but now it's looking more like "Bowling for Columbine." Paramount Vantage's global-warming doc bowed Memorial Day weekend to a…
Japan's Fuji TV has unveiled its lineup of theatrical releases for the second half of the year and announced a fund for one of the pics, period drama "Oh-Oku."