Richard Roeper will replace Roger Ebert at the Chicago Sun-Times as its movie columnist, the paper said Thursday. Roeper co-hosted the television series At the Movies from 2000 - 2008 with Ebert, who died in April.
James Franco teased Tuesday via Twitter and Instagram that he is planning a new show for arts cable network, Ovation TV titled James Franco Presents. The filmmaker/actor has three films coming up at Film Society including two at Newfest and the debut of his latest directorial, Child of God.
Abdellatif Kechiche's controversial Blue Is the Warmest Color will screen uncut in U.S. theaters once it heads into regular distribution. The film is being rated NC-17 for "explicit sexual content." Blue will have its U.S. premiere at the upcoming New York Film Festival.
French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, whose films have regularly screened at the New York Film Festival, is bringing together an international cast for his latest project, Sils Maria, which starts shooting this month.
Rio de Janeiro has thrown its hat in the ring in trying to lure Woody Allen to film in the city. The city's mayor Eduardo Paes has even offered to pay 100 percent of the production costs if the New York native headed to the famed Brazilian city for a future project.
Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis is among the dozens of films unveiled as part of the 51st New York Film Festival's main slate, announced Monday, but music from the film will be at the center of a benefit concert in New York September 29th with over a dozen artists set to perform.
Jean-Luc Godard is joining over a dozen filmmakers in an omnibus production that will mark next year's 100th anniversary of World War I centered on Bosnian capital Sarajevo.
Martin Scorsese is taking on some martial arts duty. The Wolf of Wall Street director will lend his name presenting Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai's upcoming film The Grandmaster, starring Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen.