British entrepreneur Cliff Stanford, who became a multimillionaire with the sale of Demon Internet, has set up Redbus Films to invest in low-budget U.K. movies.
John Hodge, Amy Jenkins and Peter Capaldi are among the rising British writers who are featured on the first development slate unveiled by DNA Films, the U.K. lottery franchise run by producers…
Entertainment Film Distributors, the U.K.'s leading indie distrib, is continuing its push into production by fully financing the British black comedy "Rancid Aluminium," directed by Edward Thomas.
South African exhibitor Ster-Kinekor has increased the number of multiplexes it plans to build in Europe from 30 to 50, upping the company's screen target from 350 to 550.
FROM MIFEDBuyers and sellers agree that the London/Mifed fortnight is too long, expensive and unwieldy. But while the London Screenings and Mifed are locked in a struggle for supremacy, neither event…
Film Four and Studio Canal Plus have agreed to collaborate on four movies, with Film Four pre-buying U.K. rights to three Canal Plus pics, and Canal Plus co-financing the Film Four project "Hotel…
FROM MIFEDPeter Hewitt ("The Borrowers") is set to direct "Whatever Happened to Howard Smith," an English romantic comedy to be produced by West Eleven Films and financed by Intermedia.
FROM MIFEDParamount Classics has picked up U.S. rights to "The Powder Keg," which has just been selected as the Yugoslavian entry for the foreign-language Acadamy Award.
J&M Entertainment has embarked on two U.S. indie pics that start shooting next week -- John Asher's "Sundowning," starring Kirk Douglas, and Alex Winter's "Fever," starring Henry Thomas.
Goldwyn Films has added Sophia Coppola's directorial debut, "The Virgin Suicides," to its slate for sale outside North America and continental Europe.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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Lucy1Weekend:$44.0M Universal Pictures
Hercules2Weekend:$29.0M Paramount Pictures
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Weekend:$16.4M Fox