| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Italian government has approved a decree renewing the country's film production incentives, including a 25% tax credit for foreign productions. The crucial vote follows the recent loss of millions of dollars in foreign spend in Italy for fear that...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:56 PM
TORONTO--Paul Haggis divided viewers with his new film "Third Person" when the romantic mystery premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week.
And that, he said, was the intention.
"When I was making the movie what I said was...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Covering the church beat takes on an entirely new dimension when that church is the Church of Scientology. Since its founding in 1954 by former pulp fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, the church has aggressively used the courts and public relations...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Call it a case of life imitating martial arts. On the Shanghai set of the kung fu saga “The Man ......
| May 21, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Rivendell Theatre is coming to the end of its first season in its new home on Chicago's North Side; it now inhabits a lovely, intimate storefront where the audience is but a few feet from the actors. I haven't seen all the shows there this year, but the...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Actress Sharon Stone has sold a compound in the Beverly Crest area for $6.575 million.
The buyer is producer Lili Zanuck, widow of film producer Richard Zanuck.
Surrounded by walls and gated, the Mediterranean-style estate sits on 5 acres with...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:11 PM
NEW YORK -- A scripted feature about life in Laos and documentaries about U.S. war crimes and a town in the grip of a debilitating drug addiction were among the big winners at the Tribeca Film Festival's jury prizes Thursday night.
"The Rocket," the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Oscar-award winning screenwriter Paul Haggis and his wife, actress Deborah Rennard, have sold their home in Santa Monica for its asking price of $5.25 million.
The East Coast-inspired traditional house sits on nearly a third of an acre of grounds with...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
With the breakup of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, the celebrity-obsessed are again focused on Scientology and whether the controversial religion influenced Holmes' decision to take the Suri and run. ReligionLink sheds light on the secretive, sci-fi...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Your Wednesday headlines include a big win for Tennis Channel in its fight against cable giant Comcast, an interview with volatile Guns 'N Roses singer Axl Rose, and the possibility that News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch may be called on by the British...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:33 PM
A Los Angeles judge has found various companies tied to "Crash" producer Bob Yari liable for about $12 million in damages payable to director Paul Haggis, star Brendan Fraser, co-writer Bobby Moresco and producer Mark Harris. The ruling by Superior......