The studios and the MPAA are ready to give the greenlight to screeners, but only for Academy members. An announcement is expected this week regarding a compromise solution that would allow all…
The United Nations may not recognize Palestine, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences does. Palestinian pic "Divine Intervention" is one of 55 contenders in the foreign-lingo category for…
Universal Pictures has preemptively purchased "The Clearing," a sweeping new Knopf novel by Tim Gautreaux. The film will be produced by Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Kevin…
The Angelus Awards has announced the winners of its eighth annual kudos, which features cash and industry prizes worth more than $23,000 to student filmmakers as well as a screening of the winning…
Artisan Entertainment will take North American distribbing rights on Walden Media's "I Am David," a pic adapted from Anne Holm's novel of the same name.
Government film coin agency Telefilm Canada is claiming its Canadian Feature Film Fund has helped boost box office for homegrown pics from 1.4% to 3.8% of the country's overall ticket sales in the 18…
Don't look for consistency among last weekend's debutantes, as audience tastes and different competitive environments saw "Kill Bill, Vol. 1," "Mystic River" and "The Rundown" zig and zag overseas.
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The biggest book of this month's Frankfurt Book Fair may never be published. Woody Allen's tell-all memoir, recently offered for sale by his ICM reps, has received bids from U.S. and foreign…
"The Station Agent," Tom McCarthy's Sundance award-winning pic, will kick off opening-night festivities at the fifth Williamstown Film Festival.
The second-place finish by Miramax's "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" remained unchanged in the wake of an unusual assertion by producers of "Runaway Jury" that the courtroom drama would take the silver medal.