Film News

Uma Thurman to star in film based on Ottawa writer's book Jul 21, 2009 - 10:49 am PST
Ottawa writer Kathy Cook's non-fiction book Stolen Angels about Ugandan schoolgirls abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army will be made into a film starring Uma Thurman. CBC

Iron Road's love story forged on Canada's railway Jul 21, 2009 - 9:05 am PST
The first Canada-China co-production film in 22 years tells the story of the Chinese workers who came to Canada in the 1880s to build the transcontinental railway. CBC

White Stripes Canadian tour doc to premiere at TIFF Jul 21, 2009 - 8:55 am PST
The world premieres of documentaries about the White Stripes cross-Canada tour and an investigation of why bees are dying will be screened as part of the Toronto International Film Festival this September. CBC

Chinese films pulled from Melbourne festival Jul 21, 2009 - 6:25 am PST
Three Chinese filmmakers have withdrawn their films from the Melbourne International Film Festival after the festival refused to pull a film about a Uighur dissident. CBC

Hollywood props up for auction Jul 21, 2009 - 4:33 am PST
Stage props used in Hollywood films and TV shows from the last 40 years, including items from the film Titanic, will be going up for auction in California. CBC

Copyright consultations launch in Vancouver Jul 20, 2009 - 11:40 am PST
Canadians are getting a new chance to say what updated copyright legislation concerning music, movies, software and other media should look like. CBC

China avoids dialects on film, TV Jul 20, 2009 - 10:31 am PST
Concerned over the increasing use of dialects, China's broadcasting watchdog has ordered film and TV productions to be performed in Mandarin. CBC

Jackson rehearsal footage could become movie Jul 20, 2009 - 5:38 am PST
Hollywood is buzzing about a proposed movie project to be created from footage of Michael Jackson rehearsing and preparing for his This Is It concert series before his sudden death in June. CBC

Loach pulls Melbourne festival film in Israeli funding protest Jul 20, 2009 - 4:20 am PST
British director Ken Loach has withdrawn his film from the Melbourne International Film Festival to protest Israeli funding related to the festival. CBC