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    WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to Cameo on 'The Simpsons' 500th Episode

    Julian Assange, of WikiLeaks fame, will guest star on "The Simpsons." He will appear as himself in the long-running show's 500th episode, airing February 19.

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    Sundance Award Winners: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'The Surrogate,' 'House I Live In,' 'Invisible War'

    It couldn't have gone any other way. The standout film of Sundance 2012, "Beasts of the Southern Wild," took home the Sundance grand jury prize, along with a cinematography award for Ben Richardson.

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    African American Indie Film Producer Stephanie Allain Tapped As LA Film Festival Director

    African American indie film producer Stephanie Allain has been hired by Film Independent as its new Los Angeles Film Festival Director, starting immediately, in an announcement made earlier today.

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    Sundance Watch: HBO Doc Films Buys Me @The Zoo

    HBO Documentary Films has bought U.S. broadcast rights to Sundance U.S. Competition documentary "Me @the Zoo. Rookie drectors Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch explore the phenomenon of internet celebrity, focusing on Chris Crocker, the infamous vlogger of “Leave Britney Alone&rdqu...

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    Sycamore Takes US Rights to Schepisi's 'Eye of the Storm' with Rush, Rampling and Davis

    Fred Schepisi's Australian "The Eye of The Storm" has been acquired by Sycamore Entertainment for US distribution. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis, the film is based on Patrick White's 1973 Nobel Prize-winning novel, adapted by Judy Morris.

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    Cinema Guild Launches SPARK for Docs; Releasing 'Everyday Sushine' and 'Five Elephants'

    The Cinema Guild announces the launch of SPARK, its new documentary home video and digital releasing label. SPARK will cover art topics in film, music, photography, painting, literature, architecture, dance, etc. "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone" and "The Woman with the Five ...

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    Ricky Strauss Takes Disney Marketing Presidency UPDATED

    One of the topics of discussion at the Critics Choice Awards last night was who would get the open Disney marketing job. Having given the post to movie business outsider M.T. Carney 19 months ago--which rarely works, unless it's television--Disney Studio chairman Rich Ross was expected to go inside ...

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    Weekend Preview: Swinton, Belafonte, Wahlberg and Streep

    Meryl Streep may be a major contender for a Best Actress Oscar nomination and win (as per usual), but reviews for her film "The Iron Lady" (expanding its run this weekend) are less than upbeat. While Streep's performance is called "virtuouso," the Margaret Thatcher biopic from Phyllida Lloyd is also...

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    Trailer Watch: Feast Your Eyes on Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Wes Anderson, we've missed you. It's been a few years since his last live-action feature ("The Darjeeling Limited" in 2007), so it is with much pleasure that his fans will watch the new trailer for "Moonrise Kingdom." There's a lot of storybook, painterly charm going on in the très Andersonian trail...

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    DGA Announces Outstanding Documentary Director Nominees

    The Directors Guild announces nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary. DGA President Taylor Hackford says this year's doc nominees "take audiences on a journey..."

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