Rialto Pictures will release a newly restored version of Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Cercle Rouge" in early 2003, presented under the imprimatur of Melville fan John Woo.
Markets & Festivals
Hearst Entertainment is looking to turn teen mag CosmoGirl! into a syndicated weekly half-hour lifestyle series. Twenty-two episodes are being targeted for a fall launch.
First Hand Films has boarded Emmy-nommed TV director Javier Diez Moro's English-lingo, docu-style feature "Truth and Lies."
The U.S. ambassador to Thailand has urged the Thai government to "strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights" in a region where piracy costs the U.S. $200 million per year.
Thailand's 18 Internet service providers were warned to shutter Web sites containing "obscene and subversive content" on Dec. 20 or risk losing their licenses.
Music piracy has cost India $390 million in the last three years, according to V.J. Lazarus, prexy of the Indian Music Industry.
Telecom Italia is negotiating the sale of its 30% stake in Globo.com, Brazil's third-ranked Internet portal, to founder Organiza-coes Globo.
Managing director of TvDanmark and SBS Broadcast Danmark Jesper Sehestad Lund is to ankle after heading the commer-cial broadcaster since it was established seven years ago.
Paul Allen's Charter Communications can only hope for a better 2003. As this year winds to a close, Standard & Poor's lowered its rating on the debt-laden cable company, citing a glum fourth-quarter…
France Telecom said Thursday it plans to sell Dutch TV group Casema Holding to a consortium of three investment firms for $677 million in cash.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Non-Stop1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures -3.70%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.4M Cumulative:$31.5M Fox 8.58%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$214.0M Warner Brothers 6.54%