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  1. Eddie Vedder set for Nick Drake tribute album

    10:09 am 1/20/2009

    Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, Norah Jones and Jack Johnson are among the acts confirmed for a Nick Drake tribute album to be released by Johnson's Brushfire Records.Read more

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  2. U.K. production spend falls for second year

    7:41 am 1/20/2009

    Production spending in the U.K. dipped for the second year in a row falling to 578.2 million pounds ($806.4 million) in 2008, down from the previous year's total of 723 million pounds, according to the latest stats from the U.K. Film Council.Read more

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  3. Berlinale adds jury members

    7:11 am 1/20/2009

    Directors Wayne Wang, Isabel Coixet and Gaston Kabore, best-selling crime author Henning Mankell, German avant-garde artist Christoph Schlingensief and star chef Alice Waters form the eclectic competition jury for the 59th annual Berlin International Film Festival.Read more

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  4. David Hare joins Talent Campus mentors

    6:55 am 1/20/2009

    David Hare, who wrote the screenplays to Stephen Daldry's "The Reader" and "The Hours" and won a Berlinale Golden Bear in 1985 for his directorial debut "Wetherby," will join a panel of wordsmiths at this year's Berlinale Talent Campus to discuss the art of screenwriting.Read more

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  5. Prayer added to HBO reruns

    5:00 am 1/20/2009

    HBO said late Monday that it will include an opening prayer from a gay pastor in subsequent telecasts of the "We Are One" inaugural concert and said that it hadn't been consulted about what would go where in the two-hour live telecast.Read more

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  6. '500 Days of Summer'

    5:00 am 1/20/2009

    "500 Days of Summer" is a lighthearted autopsy of a love gone sour from a strictly male point of view. You're not going to understand the girl very well, and you might learn more about the boy than you really want. This imbalance throws off some of the comic possibilities of this rom-com-in-spite-of-itself, but others will not be denied. The writing often is clever and the overall production playful and intelligent.Read more

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  7. Endemol charts Southern route

    5:00 am 1/20/2009

    Making good on his pledge to grow its scripted drama and distribution businesses, Endemol CEO Ynon Kreiz said Monday that the reality producer has acquired 100% of Fairfax Media's Southern Star, one of Australia's leading TV distribution and production groups.Read more

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  8. Skeptical analysts work over Viacom

    5:00 am 1/20/2009

    A couple of analysts slashed their earnings forecasts and price targets for Viacom, a day after a similar Wall Street double whammy hit News Corp.Read more

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  9. Fuller goes 'Mad'; Cohen receives 'Instructions'

    5:00 am 1/20/2009

    Kurt Fuller has joined the cast of David E. Kelley's hourlong pilot for NBC's "Legally Mad" and has been tapped for a three-episode arc on the CW's "Supernatural."Read more

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  10. 'Drop-Out' hooks up with Cher, Knoxville

    5:00 am 1/20/2009

    Cher and Johnny Knoxville are attached to star in "The Drop-Out," a comedy written by Ricky Blitt, who also will direct.Read more

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