A year ago at this time, Oscar watchers were still contemplating whether "Crouching Tiger," "Hidden Dragon" could snare a picture nom despite its subtitles, or whether "Traffic" would resonate with…
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Sean Penn will be feted with the Modern Master Award during the 17th annual Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, skedded Feb. 27-March 3.
The Producers Guild of America will induct films "The Manchurian Candidate" and "Network" as well as TV series "Maude" and "Happy Days" into its hall of fame.
Angelo Guglielmi, president of Italy's state-run film production-distribution outfit Istituto Luce, will step down this month.
Gotham film vets see a bit of sunshine on the exhibition horizon: Landmark Theaters' Sunshine Theater, a five-screen, 1,000-seat lower Manhattan venue, opens Dec. 21.
The U.K.'s Film Council has awarded £706,000 ($1 million) in development slate funding to a further six British production companies.
Backstage Creations is one company that has upped the ante on the proverbial gift basket. Part greenroom, part boutique, its invitation-only retreat-style environments provide behind-the-scenes…
Landesbank Sachsen has become the latest German bank to venture into the Teutonic film funds market with a 53 million euro ($47 million) fund to back Paramount's Kate Hudson starrer "How to Lose a…
Launched at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, Jeff Sackman and Mark Urman's ThinkFilm has nabbed two more pics -- Peter Care's "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys" and French-language drama "Time Out,"…
Halle Berry is poised to star alongside Pierce Brosnan as the femme fatale in the next James Bond film, which is fast mobilizing for a Jan. 14 start at Pinewood Studios. Lee Tamahori is directing.