Mainland China hailed Taiwan-born director Ang Lee for his "Brokeback Mountain" Oscar win, but state media censored references in his speech to Taiwan and homosexuality -- both taboos in China.
An original attempt to rewrite some of the cliches of police procedurals and serial-killer pics, "Bystanders" only half succeeds, but makes for interesting watching most of the way. Sophomore outing…
Neo-realism, gothic fable and political metaphor rub shoulders in Santiago Tabernero's powerful, haunting and finely observed debut about life in a rural Spanish village during the last months of…
Toyota España is teaming with the Denmark-based European Film College and top Spanish cinema circuit Yelmo Cineplex to create a pioneering new directors' training forum and film fest, Yaris…
John Horgan has been appointed managing director of the slimmed-down United Intl. Pictures, which launches in January.
The Weinstein Co.'s Harvey Weinstein has set screenwriter Richard Regen to adapt the Jeff Abbott novel "Panic," with Richard Shepard to direct. Weinstein Co. bought rights last summer to the…
Jack Black has joined Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Noah Baumbach's untitled film for John Lesher's Paramount Classics. Scott Rudin is producing.
After winning the best pic Oscar, Lionsgate will re-release "Crash" theatrically starting Friday on about 150 screens in the U.S. Overseas distribs are also moving toward a re-release, with Pathe…
Sony BMG Film has tapped Argentinean helmer Alejandro Chomski to direct its first feature, "Reggaeton," a co-production with Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Prods. Company is expected to announce his…
Universal has acquired "Once and Future King," a comedy pitch that Scott Marshall Smith will write. Gary Foster will produce through the newly formed Krasnoff Foster Prods.