Jodie Foster will direct and likely star in "Sugar Kings," the Tribeca Films-produced drama for Universal Pictures. "Sugar" is about a young lawyer who teams with a veteran public-interest attorney…
RTL Group's Munich-based distrib Universum has set up an anime division to handle its growing home entertainment catalog of animated product, including Hayao Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle" and…
An offbeat Indonesian film about the rebellion of a boy who sells duck's eggs at a small Jakarta market scooped top prize at the seventh Osian's Cinefan Asian Film Festival in New Delhi, while West…
The Frankfurt Book Fair plans a presentation of Korean cinema at its upcoming edition (Oct. 19-23), which is dedicated to all things culturally Korean.
The Palm Springs Short Film Fest & Market has named producer Kathleen McInnis director of the Sept. 20-26 event. With 350 films from more than 40 countries, the 11th edition is the largest event for…
With Disney's official announcement Monday that Daniel Battsek had been tapped president of Miramax Films, the company landed back in the acquisition business, effective immediately.
The Norwegian woman at the center of Roman Polanski's successful libel action against Vanity Fair has belatedly supported the film director's claim that he never touched her or even spoke to her.
Indie animation studio Laika Entertainment, which last week changed its name from Vinton Studios, has greenlit its second feature. "Jack and Ben's Animated Adventure" is being written and helmed by…
Electronic Arts has made one videogame deal to rule them all. Vidgame publisher has signed a pact with New Line Cinema extending its rights to make games based on "The Lord of the Rings" franchise…
A consortium of Chinese investors is financing the Konwiser Brothers' latest indie feature "The Shanghai Kid," which begins lensing in Shanghai next month after wrapping shooting in Los Angeles.
Warner Bros. and Imagine Entertainment are teaming up on "The People's House," a Stacy Sherman-scripted comedy about a first couple divorce that puts the White House in play as a marital asset. Brian…