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    2011 Leeds International Film Festival Announces Official Selection

    The 25th Leeds International Film Festival announced its full official selection programm, which includes Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights" and Steve McQueen's "Shame" as its opening and closing galas, respectively.

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    Writers Guild West President Releases Statement Supporting Wall Street Occupation

    Writers Guild of America, West President Christopher Keyser has released a statement in support of the Wall Street protests. Keyser and the WGAW join other large unions like the New York State United Teachers, Service Employees International Union, and the Transport Workers Union, in announcing thei...

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    Watch: Anti-Funny "Young Adult" Trailer Drops

    "Young Adult," the second Jason Reitman/Diablo Cody collaboration, has dropped its first trailer. The movie poster was seriously kick-ass; the cast was awesome. It seemed like one of the year's biggest indie comedies. But now that we've seen this trailer, we're not so sure that "comedy" is the word ...

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    Focus Features Announces Five Africa First Winners

    Focus Features' Africa First, a program for short films by emerging African filmmakers, has awarded five filmmakers $10,000 each to produce their short films. This is the program's fourth year.

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    "The Ambassador" to Open 24th IDFA in November

    "The Ambassador" by Danish director Mads Brügger Cortzen will open the 24th International Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) organizers said Thursday. In the documentary, Brügger Cortzen exposes the trade in diplomatic passports in Africa – a trade in which Westerners play a major role.

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    SF Film Society's Graham Leggat Celebrated by Friends & Colleagues in San Francisco Ceremony

    The Bay Area and the larger independent film community lost a champion for the art form in August with the passing of Graham Leggat who served as the head of the San Francisco Film Society until he stepped down in July.

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    "The Rescuers" Nabbed by Menemsha Films

    North American rights to "The Rescuers" by director Michael King have been picked up by Menemsha Films. The doc received the "Best of the Fest" award at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival where it debuted in January.

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    Watch: Michelle Williams Sure Looks the Part in Trailer for "My Week With Marilyn"

    The Weinstein Company finally unveiled the trailer for "My Week With Marilyn" (it opens in less than a month and premieres at the New York Film Festival this weekend), so the question is: How does Michelle Williams stack up as the legendary screen siren? Pretty darn well, it seems.

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    William Castle is Back From the Dead and He Brought the Recipe for His Movie Blood

    William Castle, the horror-movie showman whose work included "The Tingler," "Mr. Sardonicus" and"13 Ghosts," is coming back from the grave courtesy of his daughter, who is reviving William Castle Prods.

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    Hot Docs Names Charlotte Cook Director of Programming

    Last night at the opening edition of Hot Docs' year round Doc Soup screening series, the Toronto-based festival announced Charlotte Cook as their new director of programming. Cook comes to the festival from Frontline Club in London, UK where she was the head of film programming for the past two year...

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