Thanks to megahit "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis," Gallic films bested U.S. movies in France last year and cinema admissions rose an eye-catching 6.2% to 188.8 million.
"The Dark Knight" soared away with every trophy it was nominated for Wednesday at the 35th annual fan-favorite CBS ceremony.
Two superheroes, James Bond, a plucky robot and a Mumbai slumdog will face off for honors from the Cinema Audio Society.
Composer/musician Rolfe Kent will score live images with guest musicians during his "Magnificent Howling Audience Score-Shop," part of BMI's events at the Sundance Film Festival.
New Regency is acquiring screen rights to "Beat the Reaper," eyed as a star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Sci Fi Channel has picked MuchMusic veejay Hannah Simone and "Attack of the Show" correspondent Joel Gourdin to host its vidgame competish series "WCG Ultimate Gamer."
The Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors has selected Mark Kimball to receive its John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation for 2008.
Jenji Kohan, creator and exec producer of "Weeds," is exec producing and co-writing a comedy project for Showtime and Lionsgate TV with hyphenates Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo.
Darko Entertainment has acquired the novel "Fade" by the late young-adult fiction writer Robert Cormier.
Code Entertainment has tapped veteran lit agent Rich Freeman as a partner alongside Rick Berg and Larry Kennar.
"Good Morning America" and "Lost" may be among the first Disney-ABC shows to get the widget treatment.