The lateYoussef Chahine looms large over this year's Cairo Intl. Film Festival. Egypt's most famous director died in July. The iconoclastic filmmaker, more than any his peers, had helped give…
"Citizen Kane" and "The Godfather" top the American Film Institute's list of the greatest movies ever made. James Cameron's "Titanic" still holds the record for biggest box office take, and "Annie…
International distributors are scrambling to adjust their holiday-season planning in the wake of Warner Bros.' Aug. 14 surprise announcement that it is delaying the November release of "Harry Potter…
Ken Ferguson isn't despairing -- yet -- that so far, there are no bookings for the brand-new Filmport Studios he heads. SAG negotiations have put a crimp in getting business off the ground, but…
In a remote Scottish forest, far away from any trace of civilization, one of the most expensive Danish films ever is being made. Viking epic "Valhalla Rising" is helmed by Nicolas Winding Refn and…
After her adult-themed "Stages," Dutch helmer Mijke de Jong returns to the world of teenage girls in "Katia's Sister," with ho-hum results. Raggedly shot and scripted yarn about an all-female family…
Known as Spain's Sundance, Gijon boasts a rich Argentine presence at this year's edition.
Influential film critic and painter Manny Farber died Aug. 18 of bone cancer in Leucadia, Calif.
Makeup artist Paul Starr, who worked with stars including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Garner and Sophia Loren was found dead of unkonwn causes in his home in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles on Aug. 19.
Cinematographer and director Leonard Hirschfield, who shot early independent classic "David and Lisa," died Aug. 15 in New York after a long illness.
Longtime Mann Theaters exec Bill Hertz, who also chaired the Hollywood Walk of Fame, died Aug. 18 in Los Angeles after heart surgery.