British actor, writer and helmer Kenneth Branagh has joined the cast of "Rabbit-Proof Fence," director Phillip Noyce's first Australian project since 1987's Nicole Kidman starrer "Dead Calm." It…
Documentary filmmaker Joan Churchill has been named as winner of this year's Kodak Vision Award for cinematography by Women in Film.
In harmony with the theme "Political Pix: The New Yorker Goes to the Movies," the second New Yorker magazine film festival has landed the U.S. preem of DreamWorks' "The Contender," starring Joan…
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pledged $250,000 to the National Film Preservation Foundation in efforts to help the nation's film archives preserve "orphan films."
The Independent Feature Project has announced that Jason Alexander will be master of ceremonies at the 10th annual IFP Gotham Awards, taking place Sept. 20 at Chelsea Piers' Pier 60 in Manhattan.
Canuck film producer Intl. Keystone Entertainment has entered into an agreement to acquire 93% of the outstanding shares in theatrical distrib Red Sky Entertainment for C$1.8 million ($1.2 million).
In a move worthy of a white knight, Lions Gate Films has picked up all U.S. rights to Jon Shear's "Urbania" as intended distrib Unapix Films Theatrical faces cash flow problems that have forced the…
Jeremy Barber has been named president of Catch 23 Entertainment, the Los Angeles production company launched by Denver-based financier and philan-thropist Robert Sturm. In addition, Barber will…
Samuel L. Jackson is in advanced negotiations to topline "Changing Lanes" for Paramount Pictures. The move would repeat the successful pairing of Jackson and Rudin, who, respectively, toplined and…
Jim Carrey is in negotiations to star in "Bijou," to be helmed by Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption") from a script by Michael Sloane. Castle Rock will produce the pic with Warner Bros…
Sydney Pollack has come on board the Intermedia project "The Quiet American."