New South Wales Film and TV Office topper Jane Smith has been tapped inaugural head of the Australian Film Television and Radio School's new Center for Screenwriting.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles will honor Sean Penn with this year's Stanley Kubrick Britannia nod for excellence in film.
Colombia's National Council for Arts and Culture has selected Carlos Moreno's "Perro come perro" (Dog Eat Dog) to represent the country in this year's foreign-language Oscar race.
Productions of "Jekyll & Hyde" and "Singin' in the Rain" secured a total of 18 nominations to establish the Cabrillo Music Theater as the leader in noms for the 2008 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards.
Submissions in the foreign-language and short film categories for the 2009 Oscars are due Oct. 1.
Gaga Communications has picked up international sales and Japanese distribution rights to "Halfway," produced by arthouse fave Shunji Iwai.
Lee Eugene, prexy of South Korea's Zip Cinema, has teamed again with helmer Park Jin-pyo on melodrama "A Flower Man." Move follows their successful partnerships on Grand Bell prize-winner "You Are My…
The delightful deadpan comedy "O'Horten" from Norwegian helmer-scribe Bent Hamer will open the fifth Reykjavik Intl. Film Festival (RIFF) on Thursday.
Carmelo Romero has been tapped as the director of the Malaga Film Festival, the leading showcase for Spanish cinema.
Hoping to boost the success of European cinema in South America, European Film Promotion is offering a helping hand to sales agents in marketing continental pics at the Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film…
"Tropic Thunder" whipped up top spot openings in Blighty and Germany, and Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" delighted Spanish auds in a quietish weekend at the European box office.