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  • Jayalalitha Jailing Sets Indian Filmworkers on Fast

    Film workers in Tamilnadu state in southern India are fasting in support of the state's top pol, Jayalalitha, a former actress, who has been jailed on corruption charges in neighboring Karnataka state. Above- and below-the-line industryites...
  • Oscars Race: Australia Selects 'Charlie's Country' for Foreign-Language Contention

    Australia has selected director Rolf de Heer's Aborigine-themed "Charlie's Country" as its contender for foreign-language Academy Award contention. "Charlie's Country" was developed, written, produced and directed by de Heer, and co-developed by lead...
  • BUSAN: Festival launches Talent Incubator With China's Youku

    BUSAN - Chinese online video site Youku is to pact with the Busan festival to launch a new talent discovery program. Youku and BIFF will Saturday (Oct. 4) sign a memorandum of understanding to launch the initiative which will run from 2015 to 2017....
  • BUSAN: Sewol Victim Families Urge Halt of Ferry Disaster Screening at Festival

    BUSAN - On the eve of the Busan International Film Festival (Oct. 2-11), families of some of the victims of April's Sewol ferry disaster delivered a letter to the mayor of Busan, demanding that the festival remove a documentary about the disaster from its...
  • Top Iranian Film Directors Launch Internet Campaign Pleading For Nuclear Deal

    With the deadline looming for Tehran to reach a nuclear agreement with world powers, six top Iranian film directors have launched an Internet campaign with the tagline "there is no deal that is worse than no deal," marking the strongest public statement...
  • John Williams honored at L.A. Phil Gala

    John Williams honored at L.A. Phil Gala
    The event: The LA Phil 2014 Gala launched the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s season Tuesday with “A Celebration of John Williams” at Walt Disney Concert Hall, raising a whopping $3.5 million for the organization and its education programs. ...
  • 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ to Shoot in Queensland, Australia

    The fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise will set sail from Queensland, Australia, with production casting off in February. The Disney-backed film is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen...
  • How Netflix 'Crouching Tiger' deal sets theater chains against studios

    How Netflix 'Crouching Tiger' deal sets theater chains against studios
    The Netflix deal to finance Weinstein Co.'s "Crouching Tiger" sequel is opening a new front in the long-simmering conflict between Hollywood studios and theater owners. Three of the nation's largest theater chains said Tuesday that they would refuse...
  • Diana Bustamante New Artistic Director of Cartagena Int'l Film Festival

    Diana Bustamante, one of Colombia's most successful producers, is taking on the artistic helm of the Cartagena Int'l Film Festival (FICCI) next year, replacing Monika Wagenberg, who has ankled to devote more time to her young family. Bustamante had...
  • Disney: 'Frozen' ride will replace Epcot's Maelstrom

    Disney: 'Frozen' ride will replace Epcot's Maelstrom
    More "Frozen" is officially on its way to Walt Disney World.  Epcot's Maelstrom ride, located in the Norway pavilion of the theme park, will be renovated into a ride based on Disney's popular animated film. The new attraction "will take our guests to...
  • Tang Wei: Crossover Star Enchants Two Nations

    When director Ang Lee first cast an unknown actress as the lead in his Chinese spy drama "Lust, Caution," there were more than a few raised eyebrows. Tang Wei, a directing graduate from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, was not only unheard of, she...