Vivendi Universal's Pierre Lescure recently told Le Monde that Canal Plus won't need its other Hollywood partnerships now that it has U in tow -- meaning more cash for French and Euro production.
Veteran helmer Agnes Varda's "Les glaneurs et la glaneuse" ("The Gleaners and I") has nabbed the Prix Melies, the French Union of Film Critics' film of the year award.
It's official: After more than a decade of year-on-year growth, in 2000 total cinema admissions in Spain fell for the first time since 1988. The dip is just 1% from a total 131.3 million tickets sold…
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles has elected Steven Spielberg and BAFTA/LA retiring chairman Arnold Schwartzman to its board of governors.
Russia's film world is looking for light at the end of the tunnel. One of territory's leading centrist political parties, the Union of Rightist Forces (SPS), is sponsoring a prize for scripters who…
Fox Family Channel has commissioned original Christmas pic "Three Days," starring "Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis, to preem on the cabler in December. Production on the romantic comedy, which…
The awards season continued offering surprises Wednesday as the Writers Guild of America's announced top screenplay nominations, including a pair of overlooked comedies, "Best in Show" and "High…
Miramax co-chair Harvey Weinstein's feats of legerdemain as a deal-maker are well known in Hollywood. But last week Weinstein pulled a rabbit out of his hat that left a handful of publishing vets -…
Universal Pictures subsid Hypnotic has acquired exclusive worldwide distribution rights to four shorts that bowed at this year's Slamdance Film Festival, which the Netco sponsored.
Nate Hopper and Emma Watts have been promoted to VP production at 20th Century Fox. They both joined Fox in 1998 as directors of production.
Hot from winning the Golden Globe for scripting the Steven Soderbergh-directed "Traffic," Stephen Gaghan has been given the thumbs up to make his directing debut on Paramount's "Abandoned," a…