"The First Saturday in May," a new doc about the Kentucky Derby, has been acquired by Truly Indie for U.S. theatrical release.
Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who wrote the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" with Stanley Kubrick and more than 100 books, died today in his adopted home of Sri Lanka. He was 90.
Helmer Sacha Gervasi's Sundance fave "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" and Isabella Rossellini's "Green Porno" will open Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary fest, confab and mart, April 17.
Production of the Weinstein Co.'s period piece "Shanghai" is to relocate to Thailand and Blighty following its forced exit from China.
Mark Burnett will be back as exec producer of MTV's annual film kudos.
A documentary shot over a period of 13 years that traces the fascinating life of dissident poet turned politician Vaclav Havel, the former Czech president, has become the biggest ever theatrical…
Hollywood juggernauts "Horton Hears a Who!" and "10,000 BC" did not have it all their own way at European wickets this weekend, with Teutonic drama "The Wave" opening top in Germany and local laffers…
U.K. exhibitor Cineworld's operating profits for 2007 rose 62% against the previous year to $61.3 million (£30.4 million); revenues rose 7.8% to $575.5 million.
Docu-focused Swiss fest Visions du Reel will open with "Durakovo: Village of Fools," Nino Kirtadze's pic about right-wing youth in Russia.
British thesp Judi Dench has notched up another first by receiving a record-breaking 24th BAFTA nomination.
Anthony Minghella, the Oscar-winning director and writer of "The English Patient," has died after suffering a fatal hemorrhage. He was 54. • Review: Cold Mountain • Review: The Talented Mr. Ripley