Film fests have evolved from purely artistic gatherings into a virtual industry that must mix art with commerce, a move that concerned the panelists at Saturday'sVariety Conference Series panel.
Musicvideo helmer Roel Reine has come aboard to direct high-concept thriller "The Duelist," produced by Hyde Park Entertainment, Jan de Bont's Blue Tulip Prods. and Epsilon Motion Pictures.
Eddie Izzard is lifting the skirts on his life. The surreal Brit comedian-actor -- who describes himself as "the first 'out' straight transvestite in the public eye" -- is making a feature…
Dimension Films has acquired North American distrib rights to vidgame feature "Tekken," from Crystal Sky. Financed by Crystal Sky and Japan's Gaga, pic is based on the bestselling videogame licensed…
Gallic producer Christophe Rossignon and UGC, the film's French distributor, unveiled details of the upcoming $20 million World War I tale 'Merry Christmas" Thursday in the presence of stars Gary…
Lions Gate has acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding Japan, to producer Taka Ichise's six-pic horror package "J-Horror Theater."
Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" may have the highest profile, but it's only one of several incendiary documentaries that are helping to give this 12-day cinematic bacchanal a sharply political…
Heath Ledger and Geoffrey Rush have been cast in "Candy," the feature debut of Australian legit director Neil Armfield.
Arclight Films has opened a Toronto office and tapped sales executive Lina Marrone to run it. Marrone started working on a consultancy basis with Arclight at Mifed last year.
More than 200 companies have already committed to exhibit at the upcoming November edition of the American Film Market, two-thirds of the number that took space at the AFM in February.