The Venice Film Festival is gearing up for a high-profile edition, with Zhang Yimou on board as jury prexy and Robert Zemekis' 3-D "Beowulf" leading a Hollywood-heavy pack of titles tipped to unspool.
The Cannes Film Festival will host the surprise world premiere Saturday of "Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case." Docu, filmed over the last four years of his life, about the plutonium poisoned Russian…
Cinema Libre, which specializes in social issue movies, will distribute Participant Prods.' doc "Angels in the Dust." Films about Africa and its ills are in fact a hot new area for exploration by…
The Weinstein Co. has set an overall multipic deal with Exodus Film Group, the private equity animation outfit behind TWC's 2006 animated feature "Hoodwinked" and the upcoming "Igor."
Reed Midem, the company that organizes the TV markets Mip and Mipcom in Cannes each year, is partnering with the Cannes film Festival. Idea is to make the festival a little more TV-savvy and the TV…
The BBC has embarked upon a major restructuring of its film production activities that will see BBC Films cease to exist in its current form as a dedicated movie unit separate from the rest of the…
The combination of Andy Lau and "Mission: Impossible 3" starlet Maggie Q is a hot ticket for sales agent Arclight.
"The Band's Visit" and "Caramel," the two Mideast pics that sparked bidding wars among U.S. distribs, have inked deals that could well be the richest ever for films from their respective countries…
John McTiernan will helm "Run," a $30 million action-thriller to star Karl Urban ("The Lord of the Rings," "The Bourne Supremacy"). Urban plays an Interpol agent who, while pursuing a murder suspect…
As the hoopla at Cannes finally shows signs of peaking, a number of U.S players came up for air, either to announce pictures they've bought or to trumpet pictures they've sold. With so much money…
Flashy Fox and steady CBS will once again cross the finish line as winners at the close of a season that produced only a few frosh hits and saw most returning skeins post year-to-year declines.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions