"Slumdog Millionaire" actress Freida Pinto will receive the Breakthrough Performance Award at the 20th annual Palm Springs Film Festival awards gala on Jan. 6.
The powerful China Film Assn., a Communist Party-run org akin to the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Science, has appointed veteran helmer Li Qiankuan as chairman and opened up membership to…
Pacific Resident Theater appears to be making the revival of delightful, if obscure, older plays a specialty. "Fata Morgana," written by Hungarian playwright Ernest Vajda and rarely produced in…
Novelist Hillary Waugh, whose prolific career introduced generations of mystery readers to small-town intrigue and police techniques rooted in real investigations, has died in Connecticut. He was 88.
BBC veteran Nic van Zwanenberg is to quit his job as director, distribution and development, Greater and Indo-China, with effect from Wednesday.
News Corp.'s Asian entertainment unit STAR is to launch a Farsi-language general entertainment TV channel early in 2009.
Just as Academy voters begin to consider their nominating ballots, a handful of specialty titles made strong gains at the Christmas box office.
Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" added another kudo to its list of honors on Sunday as it was named one of the year's eight "Moments of Significance" by the AFI.
The first half of this documentary on restaurateur Sirio Maccioni has a home-movie quality that may cause some viewers to wonder if the story will ever evolve beyond a congratulatory tone that…