When Entertainment One agreed to buy Canadian rival Alliance Film for US$225 million in September, it certainly knew the property because Theroux--eOne president of filmed entertainment--had worked…
When Lionsgate gobbled up an $800 million revolving credit facility in September, outside attorney Bruington worked on behalf of Lionsgate but focused on the lending banks.
The Do It Yourself low-budget movie that makes a six-figure profit out of the box represents the new financing paradigm that has Hollywood talent buzzing.
Consumer marketing at AMC Theaters experienced a seismic shakeup in the past three years. The theater chain, the second-largest in the U.S., ramped up involvement in digital media that connects the…
Innovative online marketing helped fuel 'Ted'
Western European film buyers have been helped in recent years by a relatively strong euro currency but for this year's American Film Market, the euro softened about 10% versus the U.S dollar, which…
Independent film sellers are finding that the patchwork of overseas video-on-demand platforms represent a godsend due to competition for exclusives within territories and mushrooming aggregate sales.
Growing VOD outfits bump up price for Hollywood product
It is neither the best of times nor the worst, as the climate for indie film financing steadily improves after abruptly drying up in the 2008 global financial meltdown.
The Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce has provided A-list fodder for fanzines in the past two weeks, a vivid supermarket-line reminder that, even in the digital age, celeb magazines are still a force.
Online teasers spark water-cooler conversations