Danish helmer Lars von Trier's latest pic, "The Boss of It All," will have its North American premiere at the 35th Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema. Nouveau festival, the city's smaller, edgier…
German shingle K5 Film has attached Udayan Prasad to helm the feature adaptation of Doris Lessing's novel "The Fifth Child."
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival has created a new program, Vanguard, featuring 11 risky, more challenging pics that will include the world preem of "Macbeth," Australian helmer Geoffrey Wright's…
Tuning In: At first glance, it would be hard to imagine stranger bedfellows than Mel Gibson and Oliver Stone.
Producer Hilary Bevan Jones has become chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, succeeding Duncan Kenworthy who will serve as deputy chairman for a year.
Fortissimo Films has picked up Japanese pic "Hula Girls" for worldwide sales outside Japan and Korea. Directed by Lee Sang-Il, the movie is based on the true story of a Japanese town in 1965 that…
United Talent Agency has sued Wesley Snipes, claiming it is owed $1.49 million in commissions. Alleging breach of contract, the tenpercentery says Snipes paid only partial commissions for "Blade…
Sony has greenlit its third animated feature, monster comedy "Hotel Transylvania," giving a vote of confidence to Sony Pictures Animation one month ahead of its first release.
The Sundance Institute Documentary Fund has selected 15 feature-length docs to receive grants totaling $605,000. Fund grants, which are announced twice a year, support U.S. and international docs…
The Bat will fly again as Warner Bros. announced it's starting production early next year on "The Dark Knight." Heath Ledger has signed to play the Joker in the sixth Batpic, with Christian Bale back…
Visual effects house Digital Domain, recently acquired by an investor group led by helmer Michael Bay, is getting an infusion of cash.