Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film "Shine a Light" will open the Berlin Film Festival on Feb.7 with the director and band in attendance.
Creating an uproar in cineaste and Oscar circles, nine films have proceeded into the Academy's latest voting round for the foreign film statue ... with several hits and critical faves missing the cut.
Proving Will Smith's heavyweight status at the box office in Europe, "I Am Legend" opened boffo in Germany and Italy this weekend.
The Walt Disney Co. Tuesday donated £1 million ($1.96 million) to the U.K.'s Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov said Tuesday that he planned to set up a new post-graduate film academy in Moscow with an emphasis on art and intellect rather than commercial craft.
Metrodome has picked up all U.K. rights to Chinese features "Assembly" and "The Banquet," both helmed by Xiaogang Feng ("Big Shot's Funeral.")
Canal Plus has inked a multi-year agreement with Gaumont to bring movies from the leading French production company's library to its on-line VOD service, CanalPlay.
U.K. production outfit Greatguns has teamed up with top Thai production houses to create a new venture in TV commercials and production services for international movies and TV.
Troubled Hong Kong exhibition group Golden Harvest has settled its long-running dispute with Australia's Village Roadshow.
Afghan authorities have banned the import and release of locally set pic "The Kite Runner" because it contains implicit scenes of the rape of a boy plus scenes of ethnic conflict.
IFC, already known for its video-on-demand offerings, is adding another VOD label to expose lesser-known festival titles to cable TV households.