A lengthy copyright battle over the Harry Potter books came to an end Tuesday when a New York court granted summary judgment in favor of Potter author J.K. Rowling, publisher Scholastic Inc. and…
Newmarket Films has acquired all North American rights to Niki Caro's "Whale Rider," which earned the AGF People's Choice Award at the recent Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
Wellspring Media has acquired Toronto Intl. Film Festival Visions section entry "Russian Ark," directed by Alexander Sokurov, as well as "This Is Not a Love Song," helmed by Brit Bille Eltringham.
The most all-American, straight-arrow movie about space heroics and science would seem to be a natural for the wholesome educational programming of Imax, and "Apollo 13: The Imax Experience" fits the…
"Morvern Callar" nabbed seven nominations for this year's British Independent Film Awards, closely followed by "Bloody Sunday" and "The Lawless Heart" with five apiece.
Strong adaptation of Witi Ihimaera's 1986 novel, "The Whale Rider" combines straightforward coming-of-age narrative with Maori mysticism to most engaging effect. Second bigscreen feature for New…
Though set in the early 1990s, "The Kite," the striking feature bow of helmer Alexei Muradov, speaks of that growling, bestial side of the Russian soul that seems timeless, at least in books and…
Michael Winterbottom's latest movie, the newly retitled "M11578112" (aka "The Silk Road"), will get its world premiere at the 46th London Film Festival, which will run Nov. 6-21.
Oscar-winning visual FX house The Mill moved up Eryl Morris to non-executive chairman Sept. 18.
Spanish distribution and sales house Sogepaq has announced a new international sales team in the wake of the departure of former head of sales Eva Diederix.
Oscar-winning production designer Allan Starski ("Schindler's List," "The Pianist") will direct the European Film Academy's next master class at Studio Babelsberg in Berlin Nov. 16-23.