Citing lack of a central repository for Hollywood's design work, a group of industryites has announced formation of a nonprofit Center for Film & TV Design.
Asia's leading video-on-demand supplier, Intertainer Asia, has signed output deals with two U.S. majors and is closing a pact with a third.
The Miami Film Festival will celebrate its 20th edition Feb. 21-March 2, shifting its schedule by about a month. The 2002 fest was held at the end of January.
Bangladeshi helmer Tareque Masud, whose "Matir Moina" (The Clay Bird) was honored at Cannes, urged the government to lift its monthlong ban on the pic in his home country Tuesday.
Media tycoon and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has appointed Marina Cicogna prexy of local-pic promoter Italia Cinema, continuing his bid to put political buddies in top jobs.
Working Title's Gotham comedy "The Guru" will world premiere at the Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival, running Aug. 14-25.
Graham King's Initial Entertainment Group is in talks to step in to refinance "Borgia," Neil Jordan's $55 million Renaissance drama.
The Large Format Cinema Assn. has tapped Robert Dennis as its new prexy. Dennis had been serving as interim prexy of the org and oversaw its sixth annual conference and large-format film festival…
Eighty-five indie films will be featured at the fifth annual Dances With Films July 12-18 at Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica.
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