Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin is to be presented with the Screenwriters Tribute at the 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts.
Paul Haggis praises Leah Remini's brave decision to leave Scientology

Paul Haggis praises Leah Remini's brave decision to leave Scientology

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Canadian filmmaker Paul Haggis is praising his fellow former Scientologist Leah Remini for leaving and speaking out against the controversial church.

Kim Basinger cast in Danish drama 'Petit'

COLOGNE, Germany, June 19 (UPI) -- Kim Basinger is to play an infertile career woman desperate for a child in "Petit," a drama by Danish director Anders Morgenthaler, The Hollywood Reporter said.
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Church of Scientology calls Cruise 'wife audition' story 'hogwash'

Church of Scientology calls Cruise 'wife audition' story 'hogwash'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The Church of Scientology denounced as "hogwash" a magazine's claims church officials screened possible companions for Hollywood film star Tom Cruise.
Banks named host of Sci-Tech Oscars

Banks named host of Sci-Tech Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Actress Elizabeth Banks is to be host of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Director Paul Haggis leaves Scientology

Director Paul Haggis leaves Scientology

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Canadian director Paul Haggis has left the Church of Scientology in a dispute over the church's support of a ban on homosexual marriages, his spokesman said.
Lionsgate, Haggis reunite for film

Lionsgate, Haggis reunite for film

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 2 (UPI) -- Lionsgate announced Tuesday it is teaming again with Canadian-born filmmaker Paul Haggis on his thriller "The Next Three Days."
Haggis, Ruffalo urging Bush to close Gitmo

Haggis, Ruffalo urging Bush to close Gitmo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Paul Haggis and Mark Ruffalo have joined a protest urging the Bush administration to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility, Amnesty International said.

Eco-friendly cars a hit in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, June 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars and directors say they are gladly embracing the new generation of new environmentally friendly automobiles.

Starz planning 'Crash' TV drama series

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable television movie network Starz said it is planning to air its first original drama series -- a show based on the Oscar-winning film "Crash."

Abu Dhabi establishes film fest

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmakers Harvey Weinstein and Paul Haggis are planning to attend the first Middle East Film Festival in Abu Dhabi, Variety.com said Tuesday.

Redford to adapt Clarke memoir for screen

LOS ANGELES , Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and filmmaker Robert Redford is attached to direct a screen adaptation of a book by former U.S. terrorism czar Richard A. Clarke.

Haggis: Eastwood helped get 'Elah' made

LOS ANGELES , Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Paul Haggis says his new movie, "In the Valley of Elah," probably wouldn't have been made without Clint Eastwood's help.

Marc Foster to direct new Bond movie

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) -- Marc Foster has signed on to direct the new James Bond film, which will start production in December at London's Pinewood Studios.

'Heroes' recap DVD coming to Netflix

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- NBC is joining with video rental service Netflix to offer a preview of two new dramas and a recap of "Heroes," one of the network's most popular shows.

'Valley of Elah' adds more cast members

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Hollywood film "In the Valley of Elah" added five new cast members this week, including actor Jason Patric and country singer Tim McGraw.

'In the Valley of Elah' cast grows

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Tucker are joining fellow actors Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron in the cast of "In the Valley of Elah."

Jones, Theron in talks for Haggis film

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actors Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron are in talks to be the leads in the next Hollywood offering from "Crash" director Paul Haggis.

'Last Kiss' is 1st film for 'OC' star

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Rachel Bilson says the chance to work with Zach Braff was a major reason she wanted to make her big-screen debut in "The Last Kiss."

Stars of 'Crash' not getting paid well

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- This year's Oscar winner for best picture "Crash" has not been the money making machine that co-writer and director Paul Haggis thought it would be.

Haggis wants Vaughn for Sept. 11 film

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- "Crash" director Paul Haggis has reportedly targeted Vince Vaughn for the role of FBI agent John O'Neill "Against All Enemies."

Tommy Lee lands big screen role

HOLLYWOOD, July 7 (UPI) -- Tommy Lee, formerly of rock group Motley Crue, is set to appear on the big screen in the Hollywood mob drama "10th & Wolf."

Drama surrounding 'The Illusionist'

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- A sequel to the nastiest movie credit skirmish ever is now under way, featuring the same producers involved in a battle over credits for "Crash."

Broadband Report: Bravo goes alternative

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- In the last two weeks the folks at Bravo have made some interesting moves with the launch of two brand new broadband sites, BrilliantButCancelled.com, which fea
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