Actor Carl Wright, who began his career as a tap dancer and comedian, died of cancer May 19 in Chicago.
Robert Rodriguez will helm the "Barbarella" redo for a 2008 Universal release. The "Planet Terror" helmer is working with scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade on the remake of the 1968 film starring…
Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez is getting into the film business. The president's year-old state-sponsored studio complex Villa del Cine will funnel $18 million into "Toussaint," the pet project of…
Twentieth Century Fox has sold Baja Studios -- the Rosarito, Mexico, facility created to house the production of "Titanic" in 1996 -- to Baja Acquisitions for an eight-figure pricetag.
Warner Bros. has set Allen and Albert Hughes to direct the post-apocalyptic drama "Book of Eli." Pic is expected to be the brothers' first feature to go into production since the 2001 thriller "From…
Sarah Polley, Cannes feature films jury member and director of "Away from Her."
Fox Atomic has added Zak Kadison to its ranks as VP of production. He will report to Fox Atomic production prexy Debbie Liebling, who has jump-started Atomic's productions since joining the company…
VH1 is making its first push into awards-season programming, inking a three-year deal for the Critics Choice Awards. Net will run the show live Jan. 7 from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, also…
Kenneth Branagh will star with Tom Cruise in "Valkyrie," the Bryan Singer-directed WWII drama that shoots this summer for United Artists. Branagh will play a German general who mentors Cruise's…
German free TV sports web DSF suffered a steep ratings drop for its Sunday night Bundesliga soccer highlights in the season that just concluded, even though the race for the championship was the…
Germany's Odeon Film has joined up with two partners to establish a shingle that will focus on low-budget and genre film productions.