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.
In the absence of any day-and-date juggernauts, the European box office is goosed by expansions, including the swoop of "The Dark Knight" into Germany.
The Venice Film Festival has announced "Khastegi" (Tedium), a hot button pic about transsexuals in Tehran, as a late addition to its cutting-edge Horizons section.
Spanish festival San Sebastian rounded out its Zabaltegi New Directors section on Friday, leaning heavily on pics plying various forms of social realism.