Comcast's proposed purchase of a 51% stake in NBC Universal from General Electric is a big deal every way you look at it. To accomplish the planned $30 billion merger, cable giant Comcast alone spent…
Whether you see the industry from a studio or a theatrical viewpoint -- or from somewhere in between -- it's a safe bet that your segment's fortunes are affected by factors from across the business…
The Internet is increasingly being used to steer independent films to both their core audiences and the mass market, panelists said Saturday at AFM's seminar on exploiting ancillary markets.
Indie companies fretted about weak foreign prices and worried that the sector's few bright spots may be overheating at an American Film Market seminar Friday.
Soft money -- tax shelter and government subsidy financing -- is often touted as free money, but speakers at an American Film Market seminar warned to expect strings attached and hidden expenses.
Looking for value for money, many foreign buyers are gravitating toward theatrical films with production costs in the mid- to low-budget range, even if those films lack impressive star power.
In the early days of American Film Market, new companies were mostly small fries owned by bootstrap operators. For the foreign rights sales bazaar, now staging its 25th edition, there's at least one…
Marketing that uses nontraditional media such as the Internet isn't exactly new, but it's now hitting its stride. More and more Net-savvy, cash-strapped indies are seeding cyberspace with mysterious…
In 2000, according to an American Film Marketing Assn. survey, Western European TV deals contributed a vital 30% chunk to international revenues for indie pic sellers. That business has been down…
When thinking of places where movie people enjoy the quiet life amid natural splendor, Malibu; Aspen, Colo.; and Martha's Vineyard come to mind. But in Upper Westchester Country, a rugged and rural…
Americans are famous for their penchant for all things bigger and better. So why is it that luxury cinemas are staples overseas but have made little headway Stateside? Only a dozen U.S. theaters…