"Ma vie en cinemascope," a biopic of 1940s Quebecois singer Alys Robi from producers Denise Robert and Daniel Louis ("The Barbarian Invasions"), led nominations for this year's Jutra Awards with nine.
Gaul's Christophe Barratier ("The Chorus") and South Korea's Park Chan-Wook ("Old Boy") shared the Golden Kinnaree awards for director at the Bangkok Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "A Very Long Engagement" has grabbed 12 nominations for the Cesars, France's equivalent of the Academy Awards, announced Monday.
The Walt Disney Co. is getting into the 24-hour cable news business. ABC News Now was initially launched as an experiment by ABC News, and the Alphabet is planning to relaunch the net with a business…
Gianni Amelio's father-and-son drama "The House Keys" and Paolo Sorrentino's surreal Mafia pic "The Consequences of Love" garnered eight nominations each for Italy's Nastri D'Argento (Silver…
Miramax Films has pacted with IFC Films to co-distribute "Les Choristes," France's official Oscar entry for best foreign film. Pic opens nationally Friday.
The Sundance Film Festival ended the weekend with only a few deals done, but many more on their way.
Warner Bros. has acquired Nancy Farmer's novel "House of the Scorpion" and set Jessica Postigo to write the script. The Henson Co.'s Lisa Henson and Kristine Belson will produce with Steven Pearl.
California Attorney General William Lockyer has offered a strong endorsement of the Producers Guild of America's campaign to crack down on excessive credits.