The Asia Pacific Screen Awards, an ambitious event for pics from 70 regional countries to be staged Nov. 13 on Australia's Gold Coast, has unveiled a nine-person nomination council.
India and Cannes are both celebrating 60th anniversaries this year; six decades of the film fest on the Croisette, and six decades of Indian independence. Partly to commemorate this, seven Indian…
The Sydney Theater Company, which Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton are set to helm beginning next year, posted its second successive deficit in 2006.
Paramount has acquired Bob Weide's "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" for distribution in English-speaking territories excluding North America.
Fox has taken rights to Brazil, the rest of Latin America and Portugal on "Embodiment of Evil," the first film in 28 years by Brazilian horror pic actor-director Jose Mojica Marins.
Despite the fond Cannes reception for "Sicko," Michael Moore told Variety editor-in- chief Peter Bart that he feels sapped by his critics' relentless attacks.
Buyers have their checkbooks poised for competition pic "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," which screens today. The Pathe-backed tearjerker pre-sold to around 10 territories at Berlin on the basis…
"A BON commencement bonne fin." A good beginning makes a good end, say the French. (They are saying a lot these days with their controversial new president, but we could apply this to the Cannes Film…
David Henry Hwang's tale of playwright "DHH" and his decade-long relationship with a white actor passing for Asian brings to the national discussion about race three much-needed commodities: a sense…
The producing team behind offbeat indie docu "What the Bleep Do We Know?" has bought feature rights to the novelized memoirs of Alvin Schwartz, centered on his 15-year stint as author of the Superman…
The fourth entry in the "Jesse Stone" movie franchise picks up seamlessly where the previous installments left off, as Tom Selleck's brooding portrayal of Robert B. Parker's troubled, boozing cop is…