The new artistic director of the Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival, Hannah McGill, has announced that this year's event will have an official theme: "Cinema and the Written Word."
Arena Stage is sitting pretty among local theaters after receiving 27 nominations from judges of the Helen Hayes Awards, D.C.'s recognition of excellence on the professional stage.
Cineclick Asia has struck a bunch of deals on Chinese competition film "Tuya's Marriage."
Prokino has acquired German and Austrian rights to David Mackenzie's Scottish drama "Hallam Foe," ahead of its world premiere in the Berlin competition on Friday night.
Barcelona mini-major Filmax has sold U.S. rights to Eastern Europe backwoods chiller "The Abandoned" to Lionsgate unit After Dark Films.
Hugh Grant romancer "Music and Lyrics" edged ahead of "Charlotte's Web" for top spot in Blighty while "Blood Diamond" and "Night at the Museum" continue to tussle it out at the top across Europe.
Clint Eastwood, Tony Bennett and Netflix have joined forces. Homevid company's Red Envelope Entertainment will finance, produce and distribute a docu starring Eastwood and the singer.
Young, gifted and European -- they are the 25 best and brightest young thesps who were thrown to the press at the European Film Promotion's Shooting Stars event Monday.
ABC is back in business with best-selling author Mitch Albom, whose "For One More Day" will be produced as the next "Oprah Winfrey Presents" telepic.
Jennifer Garner is feeling devilish. Actress is teaming with Stuber/Parent's Scott Stuber and Mary Parent to produce and possibly star in comedy "Devil in the Junior League" for Universal.
William Hurt and Maria Bello will topline Arthur Cohn's remake of Japanese film "Yellow Handkerchief," with shooting starting in Louisiana on March 22.