If one could magically turn the clock back 30 years, the movie landscape might appear quite alien to today's young showbiz Turk: foreign-language fare was thriving; the major studios had become the…
"We've got this young chap named Spielberg who's just joined the DGA's Western Council," notes Directors Guild of America president Michael Apted in a recent interview. "Maybe you've heard of him…
Hosting the DGA's awards gala for the 20th time, Carl Reiner will receive the guild's Honorary Life Member kudo. Of course, the honor recognizes much more than just Reiner's emcee chores; it…
James Bond has opened with a bang in China. Sony's "Casino Royale" cashed in with $1.5 million at 470 playdates on its Tuesday opening, plus Monday previews.
There are some directors who flourish because of their tight relationship with actors, or how they speak the same language as the d.p. Tommy Schlamme fits those criteria well. But what he finds more…
In New York: IF EITHER Helen Mirren or Judi Dench or Kate Winslet wins the Academy Award for best actress on Feb. 25, that English lady will be the first British person to win the Oscar since Emma…
Squealing promise of "Hollywood's most shocking scandal -- exposed!," muckraking "Girl 27" milks a sad real-life story with shameless abandon. First-time director David Stenn lets his sob-sister side…
Vancouver helmer Julia Kwan and Montreal director Stephane Lapointe will receive the Claude Jutra Award at the Genie Awards. Canada's version of the Oscars will be doled out Feb. 13 in Toronto.
The third Adelaide Film Festival will endeavor to repeat its success of having discovered international arthouse hits "Ten Canoes" and "Look Both Ways," with world preems set for eight Aussie…
Bollywood extravaganza "Salaam-e-ishq" was a boffo performer for Eros Intl., the London-based Indian film conglom. Pic grossed more than $11 million worldwide on its opening weekend Jan. 25-28.