The president of Venezuela's film commission is resigning to pursue work in television. Abdel Guerere, 42, has served 4-1/2 years at the Centro Nacional Autonomo de Cinematografia (CNAC).
Hal Kanter, Bruce Vilanch, Buz Kohan, Jon Macks, Billy Martin, Dave Boone and Rita Cash will form the writing team for the Academy Awards telecast.
Italy's National Film School has pacted with satellite movie channel CineClassics and specialist distributor Ripley's Film on "New Visions," a project to restore and distribute 14 forgotten films…
Nicholas Osborne and Jeffrey Zarnow of O/Z Films have inked a first-look production deal with Phoenix Pictures. O/Z was launched by Osborne and Zarnow in January with the intent to set up feature…
Eighties rock icon Billy Idol will provide the lead voice in Sceneries Entertainment's animated feature "Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2."
Brit-focused "Shakespeare in Love" and "Elizabeth" predictably dominated the nominations for this year's British Academy (BAFTA) Film Awards, with 16 and 12 nods apiece.
A staid and uneventful American Film Market received an injection of drama Monday afternoon when a Loews Hotel security guard performed a citizen's arrest on Seven Arts Pictures prexy Peter Hoffman.
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan promised to help keep film production in L.A. through an easier permit process and tax incentives for production companies, especially those producing pics budgeted…
Miramax's Dimension Films label has acquired worldwide rights to "O," an updated teen version of "Othello," for $4 million plus a $10 million P&A commitment.
The Riviera, the new $30 million hub of the Cannes film festival's newly named Cannes Market (Marche du Film), has inked commitments from 60 indie distributors -- one-third of those attending -- to…
Nicolas Cage, who won a best actor Oscar for his work in "Leaving Las Vegas," will be a presenter at the Academy Awards.