New films by Thomas Vinterberg, Don Roos, John Maybury, Rebecca Miller, Hal Hartley, Michael Hoffman, Kevin Bacon and Mike Binder are among the 24 titles set to unspool in the Premieres section of…
Japan's first film fund for private investors was off to a strong start Tuesday, when shares in the ¥1.5 billion ($14.4 million) Shochiku production "Shinobi" (Heart Under Blade) went on sale through…
Turning his back on martial arts, helmer Zhang Yimou is returning to the quieter themes of his earlier work for his latest picture, "Qian li zou dan ji" (Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles), which…
The Canal Plus Group has inked a five-year, multimillion-dollar output deal with 20th Century Fox, extending the two companies' partnership to 2012.
With 14 nominations, Fox Searchlight leads the contenders for the 20th annual Independent Spirit Awards, paced by "Sideways," which received a nom in each of the six major categories Tuesday.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Dutch parliamentarian who wrote the script for murdered filmer Theo Van Gogh's short pic "Submission," is working on the second part of what was intended as a trilogy on the…
Amnesty Intl. has latched onto a couple of Oscar contenders to raise awareness for two hot-button issues at the top of its agenda: child soldiers and the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
Indie distribution shingle Cavu Pictures has struck a deal to acquire worldwide rights to helmer Matthew Bonifacio's "Lbs.," which screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
Tarak Ben Ammar has boarded three Dino De Laurentiis projects with budgets totaling $200 million -- the Hannibal Lecter prequel "Behind the Mask," "The Decameron" and "The Last Legion."
Paramount Pictures paid high six against low seven figures for "Jersey Dukes," a pitch for a comedy that will be scripted by Fred Wolf and produced by Lorne Michaels.
The Writers Guild of America West has tapped Emmy-winning writer-producer Cort Casady exec producer of its upcoming WGA Awards show on Feb. 19.