Scottish thesp Martin Compston will topline "Souled Out," a coming-of-ager set in the 1970s Northern Soul underground music scene.
"Ugly Betty" and its star, America Ferrera, took top honors at the 2008 Alma Awards, which recognize achievements by Hispanic artists.
Celluloid Dreams has inked to handle international sales on a pair of Venice competition films that focus on contempo social ills in Brazil.
Fox-based New Regency has put robot project "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" into turnaround.
Imprint Entertainment, the film and TV shingle formerly known as Maverick Films, has set up six pics to shoot over the next two years with financing from indie backer Mike Wittlin.
Dylan Marchetti, former director of distribution and marketing at ThinkFilm, has founded Variance Films, which seeks to provide a middle ground between traditional distribution and the self-distrib…
A trio of production companies are teaming to tell the story of the Moulin Rouge, the first desegregated hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
Unique Features partners Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne have hired Dylan Sellers as senior production executive for their Warner Bros.-based shingle.
General Motors will sit out next years Oscarcast.
With five awards, epic "The Kautokeino Rebellion" was this year's winnerat the annual Norwegian Amanda awards, closely followed by youth drama "The Man Who Loved Yngve" with four awards.