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 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.
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.
With the London Screenings coming of age this week as a major marketing event in its own right, Mifed is looking increasingly like an unwanted afterthought.
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.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Weekend:$26.6M Disney
Rio 22Weekend:$22.5M Fox
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Weekend:$21.5M Sony / TriStar