EmptyTOAST TO THE IRISH
Irish actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will be honored Feb. 19 at the fourth annual "Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film" party at the Wilshire Ebell in Los Angeles. The event was created by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, a nonprofit designed to foster ties between the countries.
The 10th Jakarta International Film Festival said it will halve its program to five days beginning Friday because of the global financial crisis and organizers' concerns that attendance could fall below the 55,000 guests seen in recent years. The festival will open with the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading" and screen 100 films from 20 countries.
"The Reader" and "Slumdog Millionaire" are among the films up for best drama as the International Press Academy announced nominees for its 13th annual Satellite Awards, set for Dec. 14. Full noms list: THR.com.
Euro BLU-RAY SHORTage
Blu-ray Disc players will be in short supply this holiday season in Europe, hampering sales of the format, according to a report in Screen Digest.