Dominating international business, "Casino Royale" broke the bank at the overseas box office with $66.2 million at 6,600 playdates in 50 markets.
New Line Cinema has hired Ericson Core ("Invincible") to direct "Conrail," produced by Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson's Contrafilm. Mini-major's been developing the project since obtaining life rights…
When "Casino Royale" had a socko global day-and-date launch on Nov. 17, Russia and India were responsible for more than $8 million of the $43 million opening weekend gross overseas.
Arclight Films (“Bobby”) has bought police thriller spec “The Last Beat” by tyro scribe Harbor Peoples and set it up with Tucker Tooley, Jake Weiner, JC Spink and Chris Bender. Story centers on a…
Warner Bros. Benelux has acquired distribution rights to four New Line features - "The Golden Compass," "Hairspray," "Inkheart" and "Journey 3D" -- in Holland and Belgium. The deal's the first time…
Who's the boss of "The Hobbit"? This question has been growing more heated in recent weeks as the principal parties involved in the film -- New Line, MGM and director Peter Jackson -- have been…
The American Society of Cinematographers has tapped Michael Ballhaus as the recipient of its 2007 International Achievement Award.
Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired Scott Glosserman's "Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon" for a theatrical release early next year.
With the Writers Guild of America West prepping for negotiations with studios and nets, the guild is losing its top contracts executive. Assistant exec director Grace Reiner announced Friday she'll…
IFC Films has picked up Eric Nicholas' "Alone With Her" for U.S. theatrical release as part of its First Take program.
James Bond returned with a bang at the international box office as "Casino Royale" dominated the weekend with $42.2 million at 3,063 playdates in 27 markets. "Casino" hit the jackpot in its U.K…