The Karlovy Vary Film Fest kicked off Friday, with its emotionally charged opening weekend fueled by appearances that inspired moments of pride, cheers -- even philosophical reflection.
Deep River Prods., the autonomous 4-year-old shingle operated by veteran producer David Friendly and financier Marc Turtletaub, is headed for Paramount.
Distrib Tait Brady and producer Bridget Ikin, named Tuesday as evaluation managers at the Film Finance Corp., have won two of the most coveted jobs in the Australian film industry.
Marlon Brando's last project will indeed be one to remember. Brando just wrapped "Big Bug Man," an animated indie feature skedded for release in spring 2006.
The Backlot: Marlon Brando's death Thursday stirred contrasting reactions within the entertainment community. In describing his talent, people quickly exhausted the supply of superlatives. He was…
Spidey lived up to his hype, but so did the more rotund high-flyer, Michael Moore. Making more money in six days than any film in history, Sony's "Spider-Man 2" sold $180 million worth of tickets…
Centered around a deliciously nasty title character who leads a cast of failures, fools and frauds on a merry dance, "Fraulein Phyllis" won't be the cup of tea for auds who demand sympathetic…
A Greek "hero" turns out to be more pith than myth wherein an uncouth trucker falls afoul of a village he once saved from the Nazis. Helmed by Greek docu and feature-director Antonis Papado-poulos…
Stage-to-screen adaptation "Talking with Mom" offers up a cockle-warming but skimpy yakfest for the geriatric set, with this story about an Argentinean yuppie who gets to know his old lady better in…
"The Edukators," shown in competition at Cannes, snatched awards for director Hans Weingartner and male actor Stipe Erceg at the Munich Film Fest, which ended Saturday.
Stewart Till, chairman and chief exec of United Intl. Pictures, has been named chairman of the U.K. Film Council. Till, who has been org's deputy chairman since the Film Council was launched in 2000…