Estonia's 11th Black Nights festival kicked off Nov. 30 not with a pic, but with a concert by British film composer Michael Nyman and his band.
Giulia Filippelli will step down as head of the sales and industry office at the Toronto Film Festival on Jan 1, to be replaced by her deputy, Stefan Wirthensohn.
Mali Finn, casting director for films including "Titanic," "L.A. Confidential" and "The Matrix," died of melanoma Wednesday in Sonoma, Calif.
Russell Crowe has committed to star for Universal in "State of Play" in a development that keeps the Kevin Macdonald-directed film on course to begin production this year.
In a region more commonly associated with conflict and turmoil, Dubai has established itself as an oasis of calm and prosperity. That the Gulf metropolis has been able to avoid the instability…