Executive producer and veteran real estate developer Jerry Katell has launched an independently financed film and TV production shingle Katell Prods.
Paris City Hall has withdrawn x760,000 ($738,000) of sponsorship from the Paris Film Festival to launch a rival event.
The Quickies are back. South Africa's one-minute film fest has become a major event in its second year, with coverage in cinemas and on national television.
Pordenone Silent Film Days fest showed its 5,000th film Wednesday -- which means there's only another 24,000 to go, according to Paolo Cherchi Usai, who co-founded the event 21 years ago.
The Australian Film Institute's bid to make its awards show more upscale has come unstuck, forcing it to move the kudos from November to December amid a PR nightmare and soured relationships.
The prexy of Pan-European film fund Eurimages resigned in protest Thursday over how projects are chosen for coin.
Samuel Goldwyn Films has signed on to distribute the Gold Circle Films-financed "Sonny," and has set a Dec. 27 Oscar platform bow for the drama, which marks the directorial debut of Nicolas Cage.
Fox-based producers Davis Entertainment has acquired the dramatic spec "Earthbound" from scribe Gren Wells in a mid-six figure buy using its discretionary fund.
Bart Freundlich, director of "World Traveler" and "The Myth of Fingerprints," is in negotiations to helm "Catch That Girl" at Fox 2000 Pictures.
New Line Cinema made a preemptive purchase of "The Martian Child," a drama to be scripted by screenwriters Jonathan Tolins and Seth Bass, based on a short story by science fiction author David…
Disney's Touchstone Home Entertainment is prepping the closest thing there may ever be to a follow-up of the unprecedented and since unmatched collaboration of Disney, Warners, Steven Spielberg…