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  • Venice to Pay Tribute to Andrzej Wajda

    LONDON -- The Venice Film Festival is to fete Polish helmer-scripter Andrzej Wajda with the Persol prize, which celebrates a "legend of international cinema." The ceremony will be held on Sept. 5 in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema. It will be...
  • JFK Assassination Movie 'Parkland' Shifted Back to Oct. 4

    Exclusive Releasing has moved back the release of the John F. Kennedy assassination drama "Parkland," starring Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden and Paul Giamatti, to Oct. 4. The newly minted distributor is timing the opening to coincide with the 50th...
  • 'Canyons' star James Deen: 'Acting is easier than porn'

    'Canyons' star James Deen: 'Acting is easier than porn'
    To hear James Deen tell it, performance anxiety was never a factor in his debut acting job. The popular and prolific porn performer -- who has starred in several thousand adult films including such titles as “Orgy University” and “Farrah...
  • John Travolta's 'The Forger' Casts Tye Sheridan

    "Mud" star Tye Sheridan has been cast opposite John Travolta in indie heist drama "The Forger" with shooting starting in Boston in October. Philip Martin is directing. Code Entertainment's Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt and Eugene Musso will produce the...
  • M-Appeal Offers 'Julia' to Venice Buyers

    LONDON -- Berlin-based world sales house M-Appeal has picked up J. Jackie Baier's docu "Julia," which world preems in the Venice Days sidebar at the Venice Film Festival. The Germany-Lithuania co-production tells the story of transsexual Julia K., who...
  • Russia's Roskino Opens Doors at Venice

    LONDON -- Roskino, which promotes Russian cinema in international markets, is launching the second edition of Doors, its film export initiative, at the Venice Film Festival. The Doors program introduces new Russian films and emerging filmmaking talent to...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The Good Life'

    A potentially fascinating true tale yields only scant emotional returns in "The Good Life," a decently acted but curiously noncommittal coming-of-age drama from debuting helmer/co-writer Jean Denizot. Based on the story of Xavier Fortin, whose custody...
  • Hollywood Museum honors Oscar-winning composer John Williams

    Hollywood Museum honors Oscar-winning composer John Williams
    It's a big weekend for composer John Williams. Not only is he conducting his annual concert at the Hollywood Bowl -- "John Williams: Maestro of the Movies," Friday and Saturday evenings with special guest narrator Julie Andrews -- the Hollywood Museum...
  • Venice lineup: 'Gravity,' 'Philomena' and, of course, James Franco

    Sandra Bullock is going to be very busy come the end of summer. The actress' film "Gravity" has just been chosen as the opening-night flick of the 70th Venice Film Festival, set for Aug. 28. This follows the news that the Alfonso Cuaron-directed film,...
  • Trailer for Sandra Bullock's 'Gravity' leaves haunting impression

    “We need to get the hell out of here,” George Clooney can be heard saying, through a space mask to an increasingly panicked Sandra Bullock, in the new trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity.” Earlier marketing material...
  • Venice Shakes Up Film Market

    After launching the Lido's first bona-fide bazaar last year, Venice Film Market topper Pascal Diot is looking to expand it by offering more space for screenings, plus networking opportunities and matchmaking initiatives within the Lido's relaxed setting,...