As one barometer of the buoyant video biz overseas, Blockbuster Video's international rentals revs shot up by 9.5% in the second quarter of this year after a rise of almost 18% in the first quarter.
In the early days of DVD, many studios rushed their hit titles onto disc, with few, if any, bonus features. But those "added-value" items have now become a key point in selling the mini-platters.
The explosive growth of DVD has pushed the homevideo business outside the U.S. into fast-forward.
The film biz is fast approaching DVD D-Day. Just two years ago, only 4.8 million people in the U.S. owned DVD players, so it was no surprise that major titles like "Star Wars" and "E.T. The…
"In the Bedroom," the debut feature from actor-turned-director Todd Field, will open the 23rd Annual IFP Market on Sept. 30.
The government is offering new incentives to woo runaway film production following the Australian Tax Office's controversial decision not to allow local investors in "Moulin Rouge" to claim tax…
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival looks like it's fast becoming the North American port of entry for Europeans. This year, more than 110 films by Euro directors are set to unspool at the fest.
After Bruce Sweeney's first feature, "Live Bait," won the award for Canadian feature at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in 1995, the director got on the phone to sign with the agent of his choice: He…
The star-studded Hollywood pics and Euro titles grab the headlines at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, but fest director Piers Handling is particularly proud of this year's sidebar tribute to…
Whether you're a film buff, a critic, a buyer or hanger-on, here are a few tips from some Toronto Intl. Film Festival veterans for making the most of your experience.