Brian Walton, who served as SAG's lead negotiator for the new film-TV contract, has offered a strong endorsement of the union's nascent efforts to extend its contract beyond the United States.
Manhattan Pictures, the distribution and production outfit launched in January by Paul Cohen and Jules Nasso, has opened its 6,000-square-foot offices in midtown Manhattan.
Films from Bille August, Nicole Holofcener and Peter Bogdanovich are some of the projects unspooling at the Telluride Film Festival, which runs Friday through Sept. 3.
The Independent Feature Project has announced the finalists for this year's Gordon Parks Independent Film Awards.
Agnes Jaoui, who wrote, helmed and acted in France's Oscar-nommed "The Taste of Others," is replacing Kristin Scott Thomas in helmer Laurent Bouhnik's adaptation of the Stefan Zweig novel "24 Hours…
State funding for Russia's film industry will double in 2002 to 1.4 billion rubles ($47.6 million), said Minister of Culture Mikhail Shvydkoi on Monday.
After a year of management uncertainty, 12 script drafts and a change in location from Europe to Asia, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" star Michelle Yeoh's next pic, "The Touch," begins shooting in…
IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Arliss Howard's directorial debut "Big Bad Love," starring and produced by Debra Winger.
Swedish director Geir Hansteen Jorgensen's "The New Country" won both main prizes in the revamped Nordic Grand Prix at the 29th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund.
With the debut of "Matrix Reloaded" not expected until May 2003, Warner Bros. is trying to keep interest in the franchise stoked by introducing a 2-1/2-hour documentary on the movie and its sequels…
On the face of it, Joel Silver would seem to have little to complain about. He's produced a slew of blockbusters ("Die Hard," "Lethal Weapon," "The Matrix"); he's worked with some of the biggest…