For at least one filmmaking branch, this year's Oscar race isn't wide open enough. In December, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences decided not to revive its long-dormant original-musical…
Former Miramax senior VP of production Jeremy Kramer has joined DreamWorks as a production exec. He'll report to production head Adam Goodman.
Fledgling film exporter Magrytte Films Intl. has unveiled six pics it will market at next month's Berlin Film Festival and at Unifrance's four-day Gallic film showcase, the Rendezvous With French…
Possibly as soon as next month, Congress will consider dramatically reducing two key provisions that independent film producers hailed as major victories in last year's corporate tax bill.
Oscar winner Adrien Brody will join Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences prexy Frank Pierson in announcing the 77th Academy Award nominations on Jan. 25.
Barry Avrich's "The Last Mogul" is a refreshingly honest film about the life and times of Hollywood uber-power player Lew Wasserman. Pic draws a full and balanced measure of the man, from his…
Grafting a fairy tale onto a realistic framework is fraught with risk, and Lars Buchel's "Peas at 5:30" demonstrates why. Buchel's latest shows two blind people going to great lengths to move from…
Indian and Pakistani thesps and artists will come together for a Feb. 6 concert to raise funds for thousands of Indians affected by last month's tsunami.
The Toronto Film Festival is dropping its Planet Africa program. Films from Africa and the African diaspora will be rolled in with other programs, fest co-director Noah Cowan said Tuesday.
Imax has inked with Kuwait National Cinema Co., the Arab state's largest commercial exhibitor, for the country's first two Imax theater systems. The deal involves lower-cost Imax MPX systems…
Bill Condon's "Kinsey" will close the Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 20 and has been confirmed for competition, with local speculation pushing Will Smith starrer "Hitch" as a possible surprise addition…