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    President Obama Will Reportedly Host "Red Tails" Cast At Weekend White House Screening

    According to the New York Post, actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. has revealed that he and some of his Red Tails co-stars, including Terrance Howard, will be in attendance at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. when their film is screened for the First Family tomorrow.

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    Film Independent Names McManus and Welsh Co-Presidents to Replace Embattled Academy Chair Dawn Hudson

    Film Independent has appointed Sean McManus and Josh Welsh to the newly created positions of co-presidents. McManus, formerly a Senior Director, and Welsh, formerly Director of Artist Development, succeed former exec director Dawn Hudson. Hudson left her post at FIND last June

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    Paramount and Cameron Team with Cirque du Soleil for 'Worlds Away'

    Paramount and Cirque du Soleil are teaming up to release the "Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away" in 3D. James Cameron exec produced; "Shrek" director Andrew Adamson wrote and directed. Cirque's Jacques Méthé says; “This 3D event brings the spectator beyond what they could see at a show, it takes them on ...

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    Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Gets Hedlund; Watch Him Sing

    Garrett Hedlund ("TRON: Legacy") has joined the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," adding to an already stellar cast of Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake. Like Mulligan and Timberlake, Hedlund can sing (he was probably the best part of "C...

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    NAB Show Focuses on 'The Great Content Shift: Defining Your Evolution' with Marina Gorbis

    The theme of the 2012 NAB Show, running April 14-19, is "The Great Content Shift: Defining Your Evolution." It will look at how "new paradigms in consumption are forever changing the way we create, manage, deliver and monetize content," and consequentially causing shifts in industries' expectations ...

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    IN THE WORKS: Clooney's First Priority is Hitler-Art-Love-Story 'The Monuments Men'

    “The Monuments Men” will be George Clooney's next project. The film will be based on Robert Edsel's 2009 book about the art historians who came to Normandy to rescue art stolen by Adolf Hitler. A group of 11 art experts faced live fire to rescue the art, and not all of them survived...

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    Berlinale Adds Ten Titles to Competition Lineup; Jolie's 'Blood & Honey,' Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

    The Berlinale announces the second set of ten films competing at the 62nd annual festival. Among the new titles are Billy Bob Thornton's "Jayne Mansfield's Car, "Angelina Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey"...

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    George Clooney to Present Sean Penn with Critics' Choice Joel Siegel Humanitarian Award

    The 17th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on January 12 will honor Sean Penn with their Joel Siegel Award, to recognize his humanitarian efforts. Penn founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organization following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti exactly two years ago. George Clooney will presen...

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    Palm Springs Adds Cousins' 'Story of Film,' Archive Game-Changers; Clooney & Oldman for Talking Pictures

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival announces additional premieres, Talking Pictures and Archival Treasures. In total, the fest has 188 films (63 premieres) playing between January 5-16, representing 73 countries. Newly announced premieres include...

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    CASTING WATCH: Brit Go-To-Guy Benedict Cumberbatch Rides into Star Trek

    Benedict Cumberbatch can ride that "War Horse" all the way into production on J. J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel. The actor ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "Atonement," voices in the upcoming "The Hobbit") has boarded the Paramount franchise, and rumor has it it's to play to play the villain...

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