The international expansion of a most American form of entertainment -- pro wrestling -- was the most important aim of the World Wrestling Federation's trip to NATPE this week.
Markets & Festivals
Among the international divisions of the Hollywood majors, Disney made a point at NATPE of unveiling a clutch of deals either recently inked or concluded on the spot in Vegas.
Forget the competish for station clearances between syndie strips like Disney's "Wayne Brady" and Warners' "Caroline Rhea." The real one-upsmanship Tuesday at the NATPE tradeshow in Vegas was between…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
According to the NATPE interactive panel, a TV can be found in 98% of the country's homes and, since TV is the prime delivery system for entertaiment and information, the time is right to discuss…
At the NAPTE advertising panel, industryites discussed audience erosion across the three networks, the marriage of entertainment and advertising and how best to reach the consumer.
The packed Jan. 16 Sundance screening of the Justin Lin-helmed "Better Luck Tomorrow" was no love-in. Some in the audience were angered at the film's depiction of Asian-Americans as frustrated high…
A confluence of factors has made this year's Sundance Film Festival, which ended Jan. 20, one of the most active markets in memory for specialty pics.
The eighth edition of the Slamdance Film Festival boasted another strong cross-section of films from across the American indie and world cinema spectrums, most by first-time filmmakers working on…
Spanish-lingo pics have never been hot tickets with international sales companies. Sure, international auds have gobbled up films from Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura and Pedro Almodovar, but now the tide…
Philip Seymour Hoffman is the whole show in "Love Liza," a curious little character study written by the star's playwright brother Gordy Hoffman, who won the screenwriting award at the Sundance…
Native American author Sherman Alexie makes a promising directorial debut with "The Business of Fancydancing," a complex drama about several Spokane Indians unhappily reunited at a peer's funeral.