Tony Furtado is a speed freak. Unlike most rock musicians who fit the profile -- fingers on his left hand jitterbug along the neck of his guitar, right fingers moving in a blur -- Furtado is no heavy…
Indie production shingle Serenade Films has come onboard to produce the drama "12 and Holding" to be helmed by "L.I.E." director Michael Cuesta.
Hollywood has learned to stop worrying and start loving Europe's film festivals. After hijacking this year's Cannes for one long press junket, the studios are turning the heat of their newfound…
Just two weeks after signing up for "The West Wing," Jimmy Smits has closed a lucrative overall deal with ABC and Touchstone Television.
Stanley Donen made his Broadway debut in 1940 as a teenager in the chorus of "Pal Joey," starring eventual collaborator Gene Kelly. He was a Southerner who had grown up sufficiently steeped in dance…
True Entertainment is taking a risk that the mother/daughter team of New York partygoers Lisa and Brittny Gastineau will emerge as stars of the next buzzworthy reality TV series.
In June, Sony gave Spidey the summer's biggest premiere on the Santa Monica pier; by August, killer snakes were receiving more specialized treatment from the Screen Gems crowd.
Multihyphenate Marco Muller, 51, became Venice's artistic director in March, ending a long political spat over who should hold the event's top post. He has headed the Locarno, Rotterdam and Pesaro…
Forget Fellini -- this year, the 61st Venice Film Festival is shining a spotlight on those directors who have faded from Italian screens. Although their films have been forgotten by many, the genre…
When "The Fifth Empire" bows at Venice, it will raise the curtain on the 25th feature film by one of cinema's greatest modernists, Manoel de Oliveira. It's high time, critics agree, for the…