The U.K. Film Council has tapped Claire Chapman as executive director of its L.A. office, taking over from Susan Finlayson-Sitch. Chapman was head of production and development for Scottish Screen.
Greek entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou has abandoned his mission to revolutionize the movie biz. The founder of EasyJet, which shook up the airline industry by offering flexible pricing on tickets…
Europa Cinemas, which held its annual assembly Saturday in Cannes, reported an improved market share for European pics in its network of theaters in the past year.
British telco BT has inked a video-on-demand pact with DreamWorks to supply pics for its TV-via-broadband service BT Vision. Pact includes all DreamWorks output, including recent pics such as…
Ingenious Media Active Capital, the investment fund chaired by former BSkyB chief exec Tony Ball, has raised £150 million ($261 million) from investors and will list on London's Alternative…
Thesp Crispin Glover, who accompanied his directorial debut "What Is It?" to the Brussels Fantastic Film Fest, was quizzed by a critter lover in the aud. "Why do you kill so many snails in your film…
BBC Films has picked up the film rights to Andy McNab and Robert Rigby's best-selling thriller "Boy Soldier" and its sequel "Payback."
Black comedy "Adam's Apples," helmed by Anders Thomas Jensen, scored a triple triumph Saturday, swooping on the Golden Raven for best film, the European Feature Film Prize and the audience award at…
The film biz on both sides of the Atlantic got a shot in the arm Wednesday as U.K. Finance Minister Gordon Brown rolled out a generous tax relief plan.
Courtney Solomon's "An American Haunting," starring Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek, will open the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film, fest announced Thursday.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%