The theme at Saturday's AFM panel on offbeat production funding, programmed by Women in Film Intl., was clear: If at first you don't succeed, go somewhere else -- ideally, to the country or state…
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Roman Polanski's "The Pianist" won seven Cesars, including best picture and director, but Michael Moore stole the show with a rousing and funny pro-French and anti-war speech Saturday night.
David Hoberman's Disney-based Mandeville Films has teamed with the U.K.-based Spice Factory, W1 Films and Germany's FrameWerk on the feature "Five Fingers."
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
A constellation of stars is lined up for the $4.5 million film "The Sky Is Green," centered around the 1980s music scene in L.A. Pic marks the feature directorial debut of writer-director Xan…
Phoenix Pictures has promoted Christopher Trunkey to chief financial officer. Trunkey, who joined the company in August 2001 as financial controller, reports to president-chief operating officer…
Comerica Entertainment Group and U.K.-based financial services group Cater Barnard Securities have launched the Monument Film Fund, a tax-based film production fund established in the U.K.
Arclight Films Intl. has picked up worldwide sales rights to the thriller "Perfect Creature," being produced by Tim Sanders ("Whale Rider") and Roc Media producers Russel Fischer and Haneet Vaswani.
Palm Pictures has signed up Spike Jonze, Michael Gondry and Chris Cunningham as the first three filmmakers whose nonfeature work will be showcased in the audio/visual entertainment company's…
If an SRO crowd of 500 is any indication, every indie producer could use more money to make movies. And cobbling it together in today's tooth-and-nail indie environment is a producer's biggest hurdle…
Producer Saul Zaentz will receive the British Academy Fellowship for his outstanding contribution to world cinema at the Orange British Academy Film Awards, to be held Sunday in London.