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    Polanski's "Ghost" Put On Hold

    Following his arrest Sunday in Switzerland, the future of Roman Polanski's latest film "The Ghost" has been left in limbo. Polanski's agent, ICM chief Jeff Berg, told The Hollywood Reporter that Polanski had completed much of the editing on "The Ghost." but that other postproduction work, including ...

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    Magnolia Has "Wonderful World"

    "Wonderful World," the directorial debut of "Darkman" writer Josh Goldin, has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures for North American release. The film - which stars Matthew Broderick and is produced by Ambush Entertainment - will be released on VOD platforms one month prior to its theatrical release...

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    "Amelia" Opening Doha Tribeca Film Fest; Full Lineup Unveiled

    Mira Nair's "Amelia" will open the inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival in the Middle Eastern capital of Qatar next month. The Fox Searchlight release recalls legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe winner Richard Gere. The new fest is p...

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    European Film Awards Set Discovery Nominees

    At the Zurich Film Festival, the European Film Academy has announced this year's nominations for the European Discovery Award, an award presented as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. All co-productions, the nominees are Scandar C...

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    Box Office: "Capitalism" Hits 2009 High; "Coco" Not Far Behind (UPDATED)

    According to weekend estimates, Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story"'s limited debut this weekend has resulted in 2009's highest per-theater-average. On four screens, the Overture Films released took in a massive $240,000, averaging $60,000. If that estimate holds, it will top March's "Sunshi...

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    Roman Polanski Will Fight US Extradition; Film World Protests In His Defense

    The Associated Press is reporting that director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody by Swiss police on the 1978 U.S. arrest warrant for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Polanski was flying in to receive an honorary award at the Zurich Film Festival when he was detained late Saturday a...

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    "Life and Death," "Precious" Top San Sebastian Winners

    The 57th San Sebastian International Film Festival came to a close this weekend, with Lu Chuan's "City of Life and Death" topping the jury prizes by winning the fest's Golden Shell for best film. The film - a dramatization of the rape of Nanking in 1937 - also earned a prize for Cao Yu's cinematogr...

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    Reitman's "Up in the Air" and More Added to Hamptons Fest

    The 2009 Hamptons International Film Festival has added to its line up with co-writer/director Jason Reitman's ("Juno") "Up in the Air" joining the 2009 roster. Starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick, the film is the story of Ryan Bingham (Clooney), a corporate downsizer and consumm...

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    QuickShots | "Mother" Takes Reykjavik, "Moonlight" for Austin Fest, Thomas at Film Indep & RiverRun

    Dolan's "Mother" wins in Reykjavik

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    European Film Awards Complete Short Film Nominees

    The final nominee has been announced for the 2009 European Film Awards. Valéry Rosier's "Bonne Nuit" (Good Night) was named at the Drama Shorts Film Festival in Greece. The short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Eur...

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