The New York Film Critics Circle has admitted three new members and announced the dates for its awards celebrating the best film achievements of 2001.
Paramount Classics has acquired multiterritory distribution rights including North America to FilmFour's "The Emperor's New Clothes," starring Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle and Tim McInnerny.
Producer Mark Canton pinkslipped his staff on Friday as he and backer Senator Entertainment struggled to come to terms with how they can wind down their production and financing alliance.
Rob Reiner and producer Alan Greisman have formed a producing partnership that will be based at Reiner's Castle Rock Entertainment.
Joseph M. Castelo's "American Saint" snagged the Golden Starfish Award for best fiction film as the ninth annual Hamptons Intl. Film Festival closed Saturday night.
Organizers of the fourth Intl. Film Festival in Bombay are eyeing Barry Levinson's "Bandits" as the fest's opening-night film.
One of Delhi's oldest theaters,the 53-year-old Golcha, will be converted into a multiplex by 2002.
Dublin filmmaker Cathal Gaffney came away the big winner at the 46th Cork Film Festival, which wrapped Oct. 14.
"Shrek" will grapple with "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Spy Kids" and "The Emperor's New Groove" for the best film prize at the BAFTA Children's Awards, to be handed out Dec. 2.
Universal Studios has picked up rights to "Butt-Ugly Martians," the animated kidvid from the U.K.'s Just Group, L.A. animation house Mike Young Prods. and Hong Kong's DCDC.
Vet Brazilian filmmaker and producer Gustavo Dahl has been tapped prexy of a new government agency, Ancine, charged with regulating and stimulating the growth of the Brazilian film industry.