Veteran Gallic helmer Alain Resnais' "L'Incident" is one of 15 pics that received a total of E5 million ($7.5 million) in pan-European film funding org Eurimages' latest funding round.
Amid the pervasive uncertainty created by the WGA strike, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is forging ahead with plans for the Feb. 24 Oscar ceremony.
The recently formed partnership between Myriad Pictures and comicbook creators Studio 407 has yielded its first project. Myriad will make a live-action film based on the Studio 407 property "Hybrid."
ThinkFilm has upped Ben Stambler to veep of acquisitions and development from director of acquisitions, a post he'd held less than a year.
The Fantasporto Oporto Film Festival, Portugal's biggest film fest, will open Feb. 25 with the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men."
Actor Brad Renfro, whose career began promisingly with a childhood role in "The Client" but rapidly faded as he struggled with drugs and alcohol, was found dead Jan. 15 in Los Angeles. He was 25.
Korean cinema has produced its first hit of 2008 in "Women's Team Handball," a sports pic from femme helmer Yim Soon-rye.
Ellen Page will follow up her star-making turn in "Juno" by starring in Mandate Pictures' "Whip It!" which marks Drew Barrymore's directorial debut.
Film producer and distributor Dong Ping ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") has quit Asian Union, the film and TV company he founded, to make way for an investment by fund management group China…
Annette Bening will receive the American Society of Cinematographers Board of Governors Award.
The best loved of Alfred Hitchcock's early British films and perhaps the ripest target for parody, "The 39 Steps" set the mold for the director's many thrillers about innocent men embroiled in foul…