Swiss-Canadian helmer Lea Pool's "Set Me Free" (Emporte-Moi) will rep Canada in the foreign-language Academy Award race.
Giuseppe Piccioni's "Not of This World," an intimate drama about a novice nun, an abandoned baby and the unhappy loner that may be the child's father, has been chosen to represent Italy in the best…
Barbra Streisand will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s Cecil B. DeMille career achievement award.
Former Interscope Communications executive Kym Wulfe has joined forces with Lynn Grant and director Michael Isgrig to form River Prods.
Ian Bannen, the veteran Scottish stage and film actor who starred most recently in "Waking Ned Devine" and received a best supporting actor Oscar nom for "The Flight of the Phoenix," died Wednesday…
Sean Connery's Sony Pictures-based Fountainbridge Films has inked a deal with Gotham-based scribe Kate Kondell to write an untitled golf project for the company.
When skedding their 2000 event pics, Warner Bros. and Disney are choosing different Mars attacks.
"The Iron Giant" is invading Congress. In an effort to boost the homevid release of the critically acclaimed pic, which fared poorly at the box office, Warner Bros. is appealing to Capitol Hill for…
New Line Cinema chairman Robert Shaye will join Martin Scorsese and others in the lineup of recipients of the first Directors Guild of America Honors on Nov. 21 in New York.
When Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy Jack Valenti testified last week that "it's only a matter of time" before hackers crack the encryption codes on DVDs to pirate them, little did he know it…
Seventh Art Releasing has picked up North American rights to writer-director Ken Liotti's "The Waiting Game," an ensemble comedy that chronicles the misadventures of a group of aspiring performers.