EmptyGLOVER HAS 'CRUSH'
Danny Glover is joining the voice cast of Fantastic Films International/Crush Prods.' animatronics feature "Agent Crush." Glover will supply the voice of Major Rusty Gubbins in the futuristic film, which also features the voices of Ioan Gruffudd, Neve Campbell and Roger Moore.
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will be honored with an artistic achievement award at the 44th Chicago International Film Festival's Black Perspectives Tribute on Oct. 18 at Chicago's Chase Auditorium. Sidney Poitier will receive a lifetime achievement award at the ceremony.
Jose Eduardo Belmonte's thriller "Se Nada Mais der Certo" was named best feature and Matheus Nauchtergaele's "A Festa da Menina Morta," which explores questions of faith, earned the best director prize at the 10th annual Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, which wrapped Thursday.
Jennifer Twiner-McCarron has been upped to vp production at CG animation production company Rainmaker Entertainment. She has been a producer or executive producer on most of the Vancouver, B.C.-based company's films for the past eight years. In her new role, Twiner-McCarron will serve as exec producer on select projects and will manage the company's operations and production technology.