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  1. Huston has 'Kiss' helm for Focus

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Anjelica Huston is headed back to the director's chair for <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Give-Us-Kiss-Daniel-Woodrell/dp/0671025031">"Give Us a Kiss,"</a> an adaptation of a Daniel Woodrell novel for Focus Features. "Junebug" writer Angus MacLachlan is writing the script, which will be produced by Paul L. Sandberg via his company, Ostensible Prods.Read more

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  2. Zeitgeist has 'Landscapes'

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Zeitgeist Films has nabbed all U.S. rights to Jennifer Baichwal's <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0832903/">"Manufactured Landscapes,"</a> a documentary following photographer Edward Burtynsky's quest to document the current industrial revolution in China and Bangladesh.Read more

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  3. PS3 lines stretch across U.S.

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Die-hard gamers and entrepreneurs prepared to shell out $500 or more for the new PlayStation 3 console that goes on sale Friday, many of them after waiting in line for days.Read more

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  4. Vivendi Q3 profit doubles, beats forecasts

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    PARIS -- Media and telecommunications company <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003353531">Vivendi SA</a> reported a third-quarter profit that more than doubled and surpassed analysts' forecasts. Net income rose to &#x20AC;1.56 billion ($2 billion), compared with &#x20AC;646 million in the year-ago period.Read more

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  5. Cable unit is bright spot for NBC Universal

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    The departure of David Zaslav will leave NBC Universal without a key exec at the conglomerate's secret weapon: its cable group.Read more

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  6. DVD, new CD saves Faces' Lane from obscurity

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    A new DVD documentary on the late Ronnie Lane, former bassist for the Small Faces and Faces, returns the rocker who died of&#160; multiple sclerosis in 1997 to the spotlight, CHRIS MORRIS writes.Read more

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  7. Animated penguins vs. Bond in battle 'Royale'

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    Animated penguins will fight a new James Bond this weekend, and though it's expected to be a close match, Warner Bros. Pictures' "Happy Feet" is likely to win the frame.Read more

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  8. Winick learned on fly in spinning spider tale

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    What exactly do studio executives do? In the case of the new regime that took over Paramount Pictures last year, one of its first challenges was deciding exactly what Charlotte, the titular arachnid of "Charlotte's Web" -- directed by Gary Winick -- should look like, GREGG KILDAY writes.Read more

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  9. New tax laws boost film in Bulgaria

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    COTTBUS, Germany -- Changes to Bulgaria's tax and economic incentives system promise to give filmmaking in the Balkans country a boost in the new year, participants at industry event Connecting Cottbus were told Thursday.Read more

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  10. CRTC will stay out of VoIP issues

    4:00 am 11/17/2006

    TORONTO -- Canada's broadcast regulator on Thursday agreed to maintain a hands off approach to the Internet after the federal government a day earlier pulled the plug on regulation of Internet-based telephone services.Read more

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