Markets & Festivals

Leave The Driving To U.S.


While many Americans see the battle for a single industry standard in digital videodisc technology as a rerun of the 1970s war over videocassette standards – a war that Sony’s Betamax eventually lost…

DVD Update


After the fireworks of the previous two weeks in the battle over the digital videodisc (DVD), an uneasy calm settled in as Time Warner and Sony continued quiet machinations to gain studio…

Cannes Queen


French film actress Jeanne Moreau will preside over the jury of the 48th Cannes Film Festival, Cannes organizers announced Feb. 3. Moreau, 66, famous for the emotional depth she gave characters in…

France, EC In Quota Spat


France and the European Commission are bickering over what to do about Europe’s quota system for foreign films and programs. Tension flared last week after Jacques Santer, the new Commission…

More ‘Chamber’ Music


Imagine Entertainment principal Brian Grazer, who along with partner Ron Howard is producing “The Chamber,” said that they “love” the William Goldman script for the film. His comments countered…

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