Federal incentives in Oz were finally overhauled for inclusion in the May 8 budget, with strategies introduced to stem the decline in foreign shoots and co-productions.
Lynn Hershman Leeson's "Strange Culture" and Laurent Herbiet's "Mon Colonel" will open the 18th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival on June 15.
"The Film Finance Handbook" packs a wealth of info into one 480-page tome. It's is an update of earlier guides compiled by U.K.-based consultant Adam Davies and writer Nicol Wistreich. Added topics…
The MPAA is sending out a smoke signal, but there is a big butt to their message. The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced Thursday that smoking in a film will be a factor in future movie…
The acting process is joyously celebrated in "Casting About," a captivating documentary shot entirely in audition rooms during the search for three thesps for a feature film. Younger auds weaned on…
A profoundly decent older man achieves a measure of dignity in a cruel world after he teams up with a motherless little quacker in "Duck." The always-compelling Philip Baker Hall is front and center…
Dori Begley has been tapped as a director of acquisitions at Magnolia Pictures, the theatrical distribution arm of Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's 2929 Entertainment.
The world premiere of Jeremy Podeswa's "Fugitive Pieces" has been tapped to open the 32nd Toronto Film Festival. "Fugitive Pieces" stars Stephen Dillane ("The Hours") as a man struggling to overcome…
May 10, 1977: Joan Crawford, 69, who rose from dancing flapper roles in 1920s silent films to become one of the most popular of Hollywood's female stars, died suddenly yesterday morning of an…
2006 was a bumper year for European cinema, according to a report published by the The Council of Europe's European Audiovisual Observatory.
Constantin Film has inked a three-year first-look deal with Soenke Wortmann's Little Shark Entertainment. For Woertmann, who runs Little Shark with partner Tom Spiess, the agreement provides a major…