The success of "The Sixth Sense," which has grossed more than $200 million domestically, raises doubts about the co-financing mantra chanted by studio execs looking to squeeze the bottom line.
Fine Line Features, the most aggressive buyer at a generally moribund Toronto Film Festival, has closed a deal for U.S. and English-language Canadian rights to Frederic Fonteyne's "A Pornographic…
Strand Releasing has bought North American rights to Catalan director Ventura Pons' "Beloved/Friend," starring Josep Maria Pou and Rosa Maria Sarda.
Miramax Films has acquired North American rights to the British rave pic "Human Traffic," written and directed by Justin Kerrigan.
Lions Gate Films has picked up North American distribution rights to Nicolas Cage's producing debut, the supernatural thriller "Shadow of the Vampire."
The 1999 Toronto Film Festival got off to an uncharacteristically sluggish start over the weekend, with few available films stirring excitement among buyers, and most of the buzz emanating from the…
Former Universal Pictures acquisitions exec Ted Perkins and Hispanic marketing specialist Juan Carlos Nieto have formed Latin Universe, a new U.S. distrib that will focus on Spanish-lingo and Latino…
In an attempt to tap into the exploding market for urban entertainment, HSI/Tomorrow Films has formed Endangered Species Pictures, a film company that will finance three to five urban pics per annum.
Even lean-and-mean Miramax Films can't avoid Hollywood's job-cutting virus. Over the past couple of days, the mini-major has handed outpink slips to a dozen low- to mid-level employees in its New…
Universal Pictures has tapped Frederick Huntsberry as its new chief financial officer.
Hollywood's biggest hits stem from writers' pitches. Recycled ideas are on the upswing. Fewer stories are being put into development.