Montreal comedy festival Just for Laughs is seeking submissions for its fifth showcase, to be held July 12-22. Short films -- no longer than 15 minutes -- are eligible for the comic divisions Eat My…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences made history by awarding the first Oscar ever to the makers of a computer software program at its recent Scientific & Technical Achievement Awards gala.
The 1977 Walt Disney pic "Freaky Friday" is getting a makeover at the Mouse House. The studio has tapped Heather Hach to adapt the quirky comedy.
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Maury Povich is hanging up a new shingle, Stun Creative, under his MOPO production umbrella. Headed by Povich proteges Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, company will create content in all formats, from…
Locus Holdings, an affiliate of a deep-pocketed computer telephone systems integrator of the same name, has acquired South Korea's premier film financier/distrib. A signing ceremony was held March 6.
Unspooling April 20-28, the Independent Feature Project/West Los Angeles Film Festival has selected 36 features and docus for its 2001 edition. Screenings will be held at the Directors Guild of…
Outfest executive director Steven Gutwilling announced Tuesday the nominees for the first Outfest Screen Idol Awards.
China's assurances that 20 imported films will be allowed to be released in that vast market each year on a revenue-sharing basis -- doubling the previous unofficial quota -- suddenly appear far from…
Julie Moran ("Entertainment Tonight"), Chris Connelly ("MTV News") and Jim Moret have been tapped to co-host "Countdown to the Oscars 2001" on ABC, preceding the 73rd Academy Awards.
Jonathan Parker's absurdist update of "Bartleby" is surprisingly faithful to the spirit, if not the letter, of Herman Melville's 1853 novella about an under-achieving Wall Street copy clerk. Though…