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Gotham-based distrib Avatar Films, which recently handled distribution on "Kandahar," has acquired U.S. rights to "Tosca," directed by Benoit Jacquot.
The eighth annual Avignon/New York Film Festival, which champions indie work from both sides of the Atlantic, will host 60 events including showings of 35 films, April 15 through 21.
Timothy M. Gray: Reel Life
American Express has become the founding sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival via a multiyear, multimillion-dollar commitment to the fest, which debuts May 8-12 in lower Manhattan.
Rome's Cinecitta Studios will become a new destination this year for the USC Cinema-Television summer production workshops.
Helmer Ron Howard and topliner Tom Hanks said the Imax re-release of Universal/Imagine's "Apollo 13" could rocket the 1995 space thriller to 30 years of renewed theatrical life.
Glenn Close and Donald Sutherland will serve as "the Voices of Oscar" at Sunday's 74th Academy Awards.
Ending weeks of speculation and misinformation, Moritz de Hadeln, who stepped down last year after two decades as executive director of the Berlin Film Festival, has signed on to head the 59th…
Boxing biopic "Ali," starring Oscar-nommed Will Smith, raised R1.2 million ($103,520) for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund at pic's premiere in Johannesburg earlier this month.