Will Ferrell, star of upcoming New Line laffer "Elf," will be honored as comedy star of the year at ShowEast 2003, organizers said Monday.
The developers of the Saltwater Studios are confident they will secure funding from private investors to build the film and TV studio complex, the first on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Coming-of-age drama "The Rage in Placid Lake," starring Ben Lee and Rose Byrne, has won a couple of major prizes Down Under in the past 48 hours.
Fay Kanin has been elected prexy of the Academy Foundation, the educational and cultural arm of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
The summer season abroad is finishing on a high note, buoyed by "Pirates of the Caribbean," the sequels to "American Pie" and "Lara Croft" and muscular holdover biz for "Terminator 3: Rise of the…