On Tuesday a Chicago Cubs fan attempted to catch a foul ball, costing the Cubs a key out and triggering a Florida Marlins rally that led to a Cubs loss in Game 6 of the National League Championship…
Fox Searchlight Pictures has promoted Joshua Deighton to VP of production, reporting to exec VP Claudia Lewis. Lewis praised Deighton's "fresh and innovative approach" to developing films.
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Mel Gibson's controversial film about the last hours in the life of Jesus Christ will now be known as "The Passion of Christ."
Gotham-based specialty boutique Rialto Pictures has acquired a package of four 1960s French classics from the Argos Films library including Robert Bresson's "Au hasard Balthazar," opening Friday at…
Prolific Chilean filmmaker Raul Ruiz will be the "Filmmaker in Focus" at January's Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam.
Iranian helmer Jafar Panahi has dedicated his Chicago film fest Gold Hugo kudos for "Crimson Gold" to Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian Nobel Peace Prize honoree, in an open letter published in his…
Anant Singh's Videovision Entertainment has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Africa's first full-length animated feature, "The Legend of the Sky Kingdom."
Francois Da Silva, the ousted artistic topper of Cannes film fest sidebar Directors Fortnight, has landed a tailor-made job at Luc Besson's EuropaCorp.
Confirming expectations, producer and TV exec Pedro Perez has been elected prexy of Spain's powerful producers lobby, the Federacion de Asociaciones Audiovisuales Espanoles (FAPAE).
The undersigned join IFP, the Writers Guild of America, AFMA, BAFTA/LA, BAFTA/EC, over 150 filmmakers; and virtually every member of the creative community urging the MPAA and the studios it…