U.S. and Canada rights to music docu "When the Road Bends... Tales of a Gypsy Caravan" have been acquired by specialty distrib Shadow Distribution and DVD releasing firm Docurama. They've skedded a…
Shares in Imax plunged 14% in after-hours trading Wednesday as the bigscreen exhibitor reported a sharp drop in earnings and told investors it still hasn't been able to find a buyer.
Robert Redford and Sundance unveiled a plan Wednesday to commission shorts from established filmmakers and distribute them on cell phones.
In New York: The new James Bond, Daniel Craig, was filming "The Visiting" in a Baltimore supermarket with Nicole Kidman when he got word he'd been selected as 007. After "Casino Royale" opens this…
A slew of U.S. crime procedurals has arrived since Jane Tennison -- writer Lynda La Plante's female police inspector in a predominantly male world -- made her debut 15 years ago. While the character…
The head of Luxembourg's foreign-language Oscar committee has expressed "disappointment" at the Academy's decision to reject its cosmopolitan, multilingual submission "Your Name Is Justine."
The U.K. Film Council's New Cinema Fund has awarded £255,000 ($486,000) to "Better Things," the directorial debut of Brit Duane Hopkins.
For only the second time in the animated feature category's six-year history, Academy voters are likely to have a full five nominated films to choose from -- unless a single pic falls out of the…
Rob Cowan, who's been president for 15 years at Winkler Films, has parted ways with topper Irwin Winkler to form his own independent production entity.
This was supposed to be the year the CG animation bubble burst. Too many films, warned the analysts. A sure sign of the impending disaster, they said, was all those talking-animal movies. "Over the…
Picture a competition of films from the U.S., Great Britain, Japan and France; stop-motion vs. cel animation; CG vs. clay -- such is the international flavor and diversity of techniques recognized by…