Venerable French helmers Claude Chabrol and Bertrand Tavernier will be among European directors presenting films in competition at the 49th Berlin Intl. Film Festival (Feb. 10-21), Berlinale…
In an open letter to the Times dated Jan. 21, actor Billy Baldwin penned a well-written, if vitriolic, defense of Sean Penn after NYT industry correspondent Weinraub made gentle fun of the actor in a…
Storm Entertainment and Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures will co-finance "The Criminal," a low-budget Brit thriller by first-time writer/ director Julian Simpson.
Holding two Globes, Steven Spielberg said he made "Ryan" for his father and all other veterans of World War II.
The B.O. depression over much of Europe persisted last week despite "Meet Joe Black's" spirited debut in Germany (although it had less heft in the U.K.), "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer's"…
For the 14th time, Bill Conti will be musical director of the Academy Awards. Conti received an Oscar in 1983 for the original score of "The Right Stuff."
As expected, Fernando Trueba's "The Girl of Your Dreams" emerged as top pic at the 1999 Spanish Academy Awards, which took place Jan. 23.
Aussie helmer Jamie Blanks, who made his feature debut at the helm of Sony/Phoenix Pictures' "Urban Legends," has signed to direct MGM's teen comedy "Munchies."
An advisory group set up by Canadian Heritage Minister Sheila Copps has recommended that the federal government initiate a number of measures to boost homegrown cinema.
Ron Shelton has ankled the Warner Bros.-based biopic of reggae singer Bob Marley, and "Grosse Point Blank" helmer George Armitage is near a deal to rewrite Shelton's script, with an eye toward…
After a lengthy search process, Mann Theatres has tapped former General Cinema veep Ben Barbosa as senior vice president for film and head film buyer for the circuit.