Le Studio Canal Plus has ventured into digital animation with a deal to finance "Axis," a $23 million film from Gallic videogame company Chaman Prods.
Actors Ed Harris and Amy Madigan have joined forces with Elton John's Rocket Pictures to develop a movie based on A.L. Kennedy's Scottish novel "So I Am Glad."
Despite the closure of Universal Pictures Intl., U has decided to keep UPI's London-based marketing team to oversee the international release of its specialized films via United Intl. Pictures.
Hammer Films is set to rise from the grave, as a consortium of entertainment entrepreneurs has acquired the cult British house of horror.
Investment in U.K.-based film production rose 35% in 1999 to £574.4 million ($919 million), thanks entirely to a surge of foreign-financed pics shooting in Britain.
Miramax confirmed Tuesday that it is disbanding its London-based partnership with HAL founders David Aukin, Colin Leventhal and Trea Hoving.
Three years after launching a full-scale assault on the U.K. talent business, the William Morris Agency is retreating from the field without a victory. WMA president and co-chief exec Jim Wiatt…
FilmFour has tapped into the wealth of the German market by inking a major co-production and distribution deal with Berlin-based Senator Film.
HAL Films, the U.K. production venture headed by David Aukin, Colin Leventhal and Trea Hoving, is expected to announce later this week that it is splitting from Miramax Films.
Village Roadshow Cinemas Intl. is launching its own U.K. circuit independent from Warner Village Cinemas, its existing joint venture with Warner Bros. Intl. Theaters.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$5.0M Cumulative:$48.9M Universal Pictures -57.86%
Hercules2Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$33.1M Paramount Pictures -60.81%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$174.7M Fox -58.37%