Pete Travis' "Endgame" has begun shooting, with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong, Derek Jacobi and Timothy West joining WIlliam Hurt in the thriller penned by Paula Milne.

locarno prizes vachon

Producer Christine Vachon will take home the Raimondo Rezzonico Prize for independent film producers at the 61st Locarno Film Festival, set for Aug. 6-16.


The 10th annual CineVegas Film Festival, set for June 12–21 in Las Vegas, will kick off with the world premiere of Peter Cattaneo's "The Rocker," starring Rainn Wilson as a failed drummer who joins his nephew's high school rock band. Sean McGinly's "The Great Buck Howard," starring John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt and Tom Hanks, will close the fest.

PIRACY in the house

The L.A. County board of supervisors has approved an ordinance making property owners accountable for the manufacture and sale of pirated movies and music on their premises by expanding the definition of nuisance properties.

odeon 'surveillance'

Odeon Sky has snapped up all U.K. rights to Jennifer Lynch's "Surveillance."