Guests painted a gloomy picture of the state of movie storytelling for the nearly 4,000 aspiring writers at this weekend's third annual Screenwriting Expo.
The 2004 Australian Film Institute Awards reflected a drab year in Australian cinema with the small drama "Somersault" scooping all 13 film categories.
Actors Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Liam Neeson and Laura Linney will be honored at the 16th annual Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival on Jan. 8.
Inferno Distribution has closed a slew of territorial deals on its thriller "Starkweather" and inked a deal with ThinkFilm to release pic in the U.S.
Mira Sorvino and James Cromwell will be honored at the 2005 Artivist Film Festival, which recognizes socially conscious filmmakers, activist celebrities and charitable organizations.
American World Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Christopher Lambert pic "Day of Wrath."
Velvet Steamroller, the indie production company and fund behind Robert Englund's horror pic "2001 Maniacs," on which it is partnered with GreeneStreet, has hired Steve Bulzoni as VP of distribution…
DreamWorks has tapped Jeremy Leven ("The Notebook") to write the robot boxing project "Real Steel" and is in talks with Jonathan Mostow ("Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines") to direct.
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has selected filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, who has specialized in docus about native Canadians, to receive its Pioneer Award.
Revolution has set Rosario Dawson to play the female lead role of Mimi Marquez in "Rent," the Christopher Columbus-directed adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Jonathan Larson musical.
Miramax Films vet Matt Brodlie will join Sony unit TriStar Pictures to serve as senior veep, production and acquisitions, reporting to division topper Valerie Van Galder.