Before giving the world cinematic trailblazers the Lumiere Bros. and Georges Melies, France provided visionary author Jules Verne. For 14 years, the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival (March 22-27)…
At first, product placements in films were subtle. Now the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Wall Street is complete: Product placement has worked its way right into movie titles. Last week…
For four days every spring, Durham, North Carolina turns into Realitywood. Now in its ninth year, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has gained a reputation as must stop on the fest circuit for…
"Take the Lead" hits all its marks, but never dazzles anyone with its footwork. Nevertheless, this well-intentioned, feel-good urban tale of adversities overcome should waltz to a healthy B.O.…
Senator Entertainment has emerged out of insolvency after two years -- but it could lose its most successful subsid, X Filme, which is seeking to buy back the 56% stake that Senator owns.
Indian helmer Deepa Mehta, whose "Water" -- about the plight of widows in India -- won film at the Bangkok Film Festival last month, plans to tackle another hard-hitting subject.
BBC Films has picked up the film rights to Andy McNab and Robert Rigby's best-selling thriller "Boy Soldier" and its sequel "Payback."
Japan Digital Contents Trust, has announced the launch of Cinema Trust, a fund for the production of movies by five independent film companies.
Robert Englund, best known as Freddie Krueger in the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, will direct "Killer Pad," a horror-comedy from producers Wayne Rice ("Dude, Where's My Car?") and Avi…
After helping to jumpstart Bauer Martinez's inhouse production efforts, Jonathan Weisgal has departed to run his own shingle and inked a first-look deal with Bauer.