Several hard-luck stories and a single tale about a notable success dominated a Cinema Expo sesh on movie piracy Tuesday.
Markets & Festivals
No fewer than 24 actors will appear onstage when the musical "Fame" comes to the Little Shubert Theater this fall. Yes, the Little Shubert.
Jason Patric is set to join Ashley Judd in the Broadway revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," taking the stage in October. Patric will play Brick.
Universal has inked a distribution pact with Fat Rock Entertainment, a kidpics production company trying to revive Saturday matinees for tots.
Pity the international distrib, who so often has to promote pics in the absence of travel-wary Hollywood talent. At Cinema Expo, the major players are making brave efforts anyway. And certainly the…
Netflix stock soared more than 6% Tuesday after the company said it has received a broadly worded patent for its online subscription film-rental service that apparently would cover systems in use by…
Hardly an easy process at the best of times, raising finance for a film in today's "irrationally pessimistic" market requires unique persistence, resourcefulness and business savvy.
Despite fears that the war in Iraq would drive down advertising dollars, Madison Avenue is breathing a sigh of relief while projecting that ad spending will be up 4.3% in 2003 to $125 billion.
Germany's Dresdner Bank is shopping its 25% stake in Spanish broadcaster Telecinco.
Australian preems of Sue Brooks' "Japanese Story" and Gregor Jordan's "Buffalo Soldiers" will bookend the 52nd Melbourne Intl. Film Festival, which will run July 25-- Aug.10.
Unscripted programs continue to give the broadcast nets a primetime ratings jolt this summer, but it was repeats of familiar favorites -- paced by CBS drama "CSI" -- topping the rankings last week.