Alan Cumming and PETA Ask Court to Free Chimpanzee Co-Star From “Unsanitary” Sanctuary

The actor and the animal rights group want Tonka, who starred in the 1997 comedy 'Buddy,' freed from a cramped and "filthy" cage at a Missouri facility.read more

Saudi Arabia Demands Qatar “Shut Down” Al Jazeera

The closure of the Middle East's most widely-watched network is among a list of 13 demands tabled in a bid to end a major diplomatic rift. read more

Ron Howard Says Han Solo Film Was “a Little Opportunity That Came My Way”

The director also jokes at the Cannes Lions that he hopes the Donald Trump presidency will one day get dramatized as a musical comedy on Broadway called 'Trumped.'read more

Olivier Martinez Signs With APA (Exclusive)

The ‘Unfaithful’ French actor most recently starred in Nat Geo’s ‘Mars’read more

Cannes Lions: Gabourey Sidibe Talks Diversity, Directing

“I am not a fad," the Oscar-nominee said of expanding roles for women of color in television and film. read more

CineEurope: eOne Pushes ‘Detroit,’ ‘Suburbicon,’ ‘Death of Stalin,’ ‘Molly’s Game,’ ‘Stan & Ollie’

The mini-major— buoyed by its biggest box office year to date — also hyped up its Narnia franchise revival, 'The Silver Chair.'read more

Vice Media Signs Deal With Globosat for Vice Brazil

Brazilian pay-TV player grabs minor stake in Vice Brazil and will distribute Viceland programming across its channels.read more

Cannes Lions: Jeffrey Katzenberg Talks WndrCo Plans, “New TV” Model

The mogul envisions short episodes of shows of 6 minutes-10 minutes with a strong advertising component and offering creators a stake in the series. read more

Could ‘Papillon’ Remake Be the Next Casualty of the Red Granite Scandal?

With the feds now targeting two other projects — 'Dumb and Dumber To' and 'Daddy's Home' — the fate of the Charlie Hunnam starrer remains unclear.read more

NBCUniversal Executive Says ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Production to Start in 2018

“We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the together."read more

Film Movement Picks Up ‘Bye Bye Germany’ for North America

Sam Garbarski's period drama follows the adventures of a group of smooth-talking Jewish businessmen trying to get the money to leave Germany after WWII. read more

Locarno Film Festival to Honor Director Jean-Marie Straub

The French director will receive the Swiss festival’s highest honor.read more

CineEurope: Lionsgate Teases ‘Robin Hood,’ ‘Soldado,’ ‘Entebbe,’ ‘Captive State’

The latest addition in the 'Saw' horror franchise was also given its official name: 'Jigsaw.'read more

Cannes Lions: Ian McKellen, Gary Reich Launch Short Film Project for LGBT Stories

Facebook is on board as the broadcast partner of the planned project.read more

Disney Doesn’t Mention Han Solo Exits at CineEurope, Touts Marvel and Pixar Titles

'Coco', 'Black Panther,' 'Incredibles 2,' 'A Wrinkle in Time,' 'Avengers: Infinity War,' 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' and 'Ant-Man and the Wasp,' featured on the third day of the trade...