Fay Kanin will return to serve a sixth term as president of the Academy Foundation, the educational and cultural branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Director Paul Verhoeven was back home last week, prepping for "Black Book" -- the first pan-Euro-funded project to be shot in Holland and his first purely European pic.
Following the success of Paramount and DreamWorks' "War of the Worlds," Par has awarded another sci-fi spectacular to Steven Spielberg: the remake of "When Worlds Collide."
Bob and Harvey Weinstein's the Weinstein Co. has tapped longtime Dan Klores Communications exec Liza Burnett as executive VP of publicity. Based in Gotham, Burnett will head the Weinsteins' domestic…
FX has engineered one of the biggest theatrical-movie deals in its 11-year history, shelling out about $75 million to buy the network window to 12 titles from 20th Century Fox, including "Mr. & Mrs…
The Producers Guild of America has set Jan. 22 as the date for its awards ceremonies at the Universal Hilton. Nominations will be announced Jan. 4 at the same venue. Org, which has more than 2,000…
Doing impressive business in an otherwise sluggish late-summer frame, Universal's "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" held onto the top spot for a second week, scoring $16.4 million over the weekend.
Frustrated with the summer's ticket sales, studio marketers are marshalling their resources to mount a major assault on the Toronto Film Festival.
Russian pubcaster Rossiya is branching out into major feature production, with three pics slated for a Spring 2006 theatrical release.
Proving you don't need a strong U.S. launch to float a pic overseas, Michael Bay's sci-fi actioner "The Island" topped the international box office for the second week in a row.
Amid this year's B.O. crisis, Brazil's film sector finally has something to celebrate. Breno Silveira's debut feature "2 Filhos de Francisco" (Two Sons), a Conspiracao Filmes' production, sold…