Rome Film Festival Unveils Slimmed-Down Lineup
The Italian fest is heavy on local fare and emerging directorsread more
Troubled 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel Finds Director
Swedish director Babak Najafi is coming in to save the dayread more
Specialty Box Office: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader's 'Skeleton Twins' Rockets to No. 11
Elsewhere, British dramedy 'Pride' opens in New York, Los Angeles and San Franciscoread more
Russia Offers Oscar Surprise, Names ‘Leviathan’ as its Entry
According to news service TASS, Russia has picked “Leviathan” as its foreign-language entry for the Oscars, an artistically smart but politically surprising choice. Director Pavel Chukhra...
West End ‘Speed-the-Plow’ Starts Late, But Don’t Blame Lindsay Lohan
The current West End revival of David Mamet’s Hollywood comedy “Speed-the-Plow” started 15 minutes late Saturday evening — but don’t blame Lindsay Lohan. The actress once dubbed “the m...
Andre Benjamin's Jimi Hendrix Biopic ‘All Is By My Side’ Can't Hit High Notes in Debut
“Jimi: All Is By My Side,” the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring OutKast's Andre Benjamin, didn't hit a high note in its box office opening. The independent film brought in $96,189 fr...
Oscars: Russia Shockingly Submits Russia-Bashing Hit 'Leviathan' for Foreign-Language Category
The controversial film won best screenplay at Cannesread more
Will Elisabeth Murdoch Leave Fox After Shine-Endemol Combo is Complete?
Elisabeth Murdoch’s future within 21st Century Fox has come into question on the heels of the news that former BSkyB chief Sophie Turner Laing will lead the production powerhouse that Fox is ass...
‘The Maze Runner’ Tops Foreign Box Office for Second Week
“The Maze Runner” sprinted to the top of the foreign box office charts for the second week in a row, outdistancing “The Equalizer,” which ruled over U.S. multiplexes. The big s...
Fall TV Ratings: Broadcast Nets Relieved As Viewers Show Up for Big Premieres
What have we learned so far? One week into the 2014-15 television season, according to Nielsen’s official game clock, the biggest headline for the broadcast nets is that they’ve been able ...
Roger & Cowan’s Miriam Levin Dies at 95
Miriam Levin, who worked with clients such as Paul Newman and Kirk Douglas at Rogers & Cowan, died Friday in Los Angeles. She was 95. Levin was born May 6, 1919 in New York. She raised her family ...
DreamWorks Animation Purchase by SoftBank Is ‘Bad Business,’ Leading Analyst Says
While Jeffrey Katzenberg may have found a willing buyer for DreamWorks Animation in the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, one leading Wall Street analyst said Sunday that the reported $3.4 billion price...
Monster Truck Plows Into Crowd, Reportedly Killing Three in Netherlands
One adult and two children in the crowd were killed, according to the town's mayorread more
Ratings: ‘SNL's’ 40th Season Premiere With Host Chris Pratt Opens Soft
NBC's “Saturday Night Live” opened its 40th season to soft ratings on Saturday night, according to early numbers. The episode, with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande, av...
Oscar Isaac Wishes George Lucas Had Left Original 'Star Wars' Alone
"It makes [the film] less interesting," the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' actor said about Lucas' updatesread more
International Box Office: 'Maze Runner' Beats 'Equalizer'; 'Lucy' Nears $400M Globally
Denzel Washington, star of 'The Equalizer,' is generally a bigger draw in the U.S.read more
‘SNL’ Host Chris Pratt Is He-Man, Parodies ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Success in Marvel Trailer (Video)
It was a bumpy ride for Chris Pratt when he hosted the season premiere of NBC's “Saturday Night Live,” but he shined most when making fun of the success of his superhero turn in Marvel...
Former BSkyB Topper to Lead Merged Endemol-Shine-Core Group
LONDON — Sophie Turner Laing, former managing director of content at U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB, is to head the world’s largest independent TV production group, formed by the three-way merger ...
Watch: Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Call Out Reporter Who Hasn’t Seen ‘Skeleton Twins’
Denver reporter Chris Parente is probably wishing he had seen “The Skeleton Twins” before interviewing Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. The reporter interviewed the two stars of the Sundance f...
Brazilian TV Regs Kickstart TV Boom
RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s TV indie production sector is booming and its shows are increasingly gaining space on local pay-TV channels, as a result of regulations establishing quotas in pay-TV chan...

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