Acquisitions activity at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival remained in the niche and foreign-language sphere Wednesday. IFC Films closed a U.S. deal on Canadian maverick Guy Maddin's tale of love, lust…
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The Hollywood Film Festival has tapped Ron Howard, Anthony Hopkins and Goldie Hawn for "outstanding achievement" honors, to be handed out at its closing night gala Oct. 20 at the Beverly Hilton.
The U.K. Film Council's Premiere Fund has committed £609,000 ($970,000) to invest in Mike Radford's bigscreen adaptation of "The Merchant of Venice."
Northern Arts Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to Italian director Pupi Avati's bittersweet drama "A Heart Is Elsewhere," a Cannes Competition entry and winner of Italy's Davide di…
Kevin Spacey's "Beyond the Sea" heads the debut slate of Element X, a new London-based film sales company headed by former FilmFour execs Janine Gold and Natalie Brenner.
Australian guilds are stepping up their campaign to protect TV quotas and film subsidies, fearing the government may give Hollywood greater access during negotiations for a free-trade pact between…
The U.K. Film Council has unveiled a £50 million ($80 million) five-year plan to boost training in the British film industry. The ground-breaking strategy is intended to make the U.K. a world leader…
News Corp.-backed satcaster Sky Brasil and feevee Canal Fox are sponsoring a program to restore and present classic local pics at the Cinemateca Brasileira, a government center for film preservation…
The New South Wales government is bumping up its annual investment in films from $1.2 million to $2.6 million.
In what may be a star-making role, a virtually unknown, Juilliard-trained Gotham legit thesp named Lynn Collins has landed the leading role of Portia in Michael Radford's adaptation of "The Merchant…