Warner Bros.' consumer products arm has awarded Hasbro a licensing stake in its upcoming "Harry Potter" film franchise, based on the books by J.K. Rowling.
Bruce Markoe has been upped to senior veep of post-production at MGM and United Artists Pictures. He will supervise all feature film post-production operations, including budgeting, lab work and…
Terrence Malick will be honored with the American Film Institute's Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, recognizing the achievements of an AFI graduate.
Le Studio Canal Plus has picked up cult German director Tom Tykwer's latest pic, "The Princess and the Warrior," for international distribution.
A roundtable tackling the Internet's impact on film financing, headlined by Digital Entertainment prexy David Neuman, will be among the slated info sessions during this month's American Film…
EUROPE Germany and Spain will sign a new co-production accord today aimed at making it easier for films co-financed by producers from both countries to qualify for German and Spanish state subsidies…
Just weeks after Billy Bob Thornton shipped out, Lasse Hallstrom is close to a deal that will again place him at the helm of Columbia's "The Shipping News."
Peter Levinsohn has been promoted to exec VP in the international TV sales arm of Twentieth Century Fox and will be responsible for the distribution of the Hollywood major's movies and TV shows to…
After basking in the overwhelming success of “Behind the Music,” VH1 has returned to its first franchise: “Storytellers.” The series, which generally finds a singer-songwriter explaining the creative…
Last year's double Oscar winner Roberto Benigni will return to next month's kudocast as a presenter.
GERMANY In an effort to improve the state of German film, the Federal Film Board is increasing its funding from DM 15.5 million ($7.8 million) a year to $9.1 million. The amount is to be increased…