Canuck film funding agencies Telefilm Canada and Sodec are still in the hunt for a winning candidate to start up a new film fest in Montreal to replace Serge Losique's Montreal World Film Festival.
Paramount and Melee Entertainment have pacted to produce feature-length music-based movies starring recording artists. The unique deal calls for the companies to produce and release six films over…
Paramount Pictures has signed Richard Linklater to a two-year first-look directing deal. Helmer is prepping for a Nov. 15 start of production on Par's remake of "Bad News Bears," toplined by Billy…
The Telluride Film Festival will receive a total of $150,000 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences over the next three years.
Marcia Gay Harden has been penciled into the lineup for Paramount's remake of "Bad News Bears," starring Billy Bob Thornton and Greg Kinnear.
Brenda Blethyn is heading for "Clubland," playing a raucous English comedian who causes a stir when she entertains auds at Sydney clubs. Blethyn's character poses a dilemma for her 20-year-old son…
Halloween weekend was a treat for horror pics. Sony's "The Grudge" stayed strong in its second sesh, claiming the weekend's top spot with $22.4 million, a decline of 42% from its opening three days…
The Back Lot: With Oscar time upon us, a certain blur increasingly surrounds the best picture category. Though some folks are pissed about it, I don't share their indignation.
Spain's troubled indie distrib sector suddenly boasts a new wave of operators. Some -- Notro Films, On Pictures -- have just launched. Others -- DeAPlaneta, Aurum Producciones -- are established ops…
Viewers watching the post-game pile-on at the end of the Boston Red Sox' World Series win Oct. 27 got a quick shot of Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore locking lips on the field at Busch Stadium.
Takashi Shimizu, director of both the Japanese original and the U.S. remake of "The Grudge," is back in Tokyo to start preparation for his next feature.