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…
Ealing Studios has taken worldwide rights to "From Time to Time," the second movie to be directed by Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes.
The Locarno Intl. Film Festival has announced that Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke, winner of the 2006 Venice Golden Lion with "Still Life," will be among jury members of its upcoming edition.
Oscar-nommed Italo helmer Cristina Comencini will shoot "Black and White," an interracial romancer set in contempo Italy with Senegalese-born Gallic actress Aissa Maiga ("Bamako") attached to star.
The U.K. Film Council is buckling up for the digital age and providing £5.5 million ($10.9 million) of funding a year until 2010 to improve access to film across the U.K.
The Venice Film Festival is forging ahead with its announced new Palazzo del Cinema, having secured partial funding for the futuristic new Lido digs from the Italian government.
Jenny Borgars, the former head of the U.K. Film Council's Development Fund, has joined Andy Harries, producer of "The Queen," as head of film at his new company Left Bank Pictures.
ContentFilm Intl. has picked up international rights to "Splinter," a U.S. horror-thriller from first-time director Toby Wilkins that's set to shoot this summer.
Jerry Weintraub will walk away with the Vanguard Producer Award at the opening night festivities of the CineVegas Film Festival on June 6.