James McAvoy to play Professor X in X-Men: First Class

James McAvoy is set to play a young Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, in the Matthew Vaughn-directed X-Men: First Class according to HeatVisionBlog. X-Men: First Class will document the roots of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers. …
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Writer of The Usual Suspects to pen Wolverine sequel script

Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote scripts for Bran Singer’s The Usual Suspects as well as X-Men, has been tapped to write the screenplay for Fox’s sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, according to THR. Hugh Jackman will return as Logan, the mutant with healing powers and an adamantium-dipped endoskeleton. Jackman will again produce the film, along with …
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Director James Cameron, Variety’s Peter Bart, Precious director Lee Daniels, uber-producer Lauren Shuler Donner to speak at Produced By Conference 2009

In June of 2009, the entire producing community will gather in one place for an extraordinary weekend of discovery, learning and creative inspiration. Presented by the Producers Guild of America and hosted by Sony Pictures Studios, the Produced By Conference brings together the entire producing profession—from acclaimed Oscar and Emmy winners, to experienced team members, …
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High Falls Film Festival Program

The 2006 HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its sixth wonderful year of honoring the cinematic achievements of women around the world. This unique and exciting festival will take place in Rochester, New York, November 8-13, 2006. The Festival has grown exponentially to become one of the vital cultural assets in Western New York. This international …
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