As a risky business gets riskier, studios are collecting outside financing at a brisk clip. In the past week alone, three major studios announced that they had collectively landed $925 million from…
Aussie films made up just 1.3% of the B.O. in 2004, and while the 2005 figure is likely double that, even 3% is hardly a figure to brag about.
In 2005, total B.O. in Brazil was down 16% and ticket sales fell 22%, interrupting a series of eight consecutive years of market growth. Analysts attribute the drop to many of the same reasons being…
South Koreans have long been hooked on local TV dramas, but what has been dubbed the Korean Wave of TV content is crashing on more and more shores worldwide and looks set to become a $100…
Forget the usual kitchen appliance infomercials. One of the candidates in Mexico's July presidential election is getting around political broadcast rules by selling himself in weekday 30-minute spots.
Signaling a move from online retail to online entertainment, Amazon.com will produce and exclusively air a half-hour weekly talkshow starring Maher. Show will stream live Thursdays starting June 1…
Local exhibs are anxiously awaiting the Lunar New Year weekend Jan. 28-31, traditionally a boffo time at the box office. Hopes are pegged to two homegrown titles -- MediaCorp Raintree Pictures' "I…
When it starts previews Jan. 27, Steven Fales' "Confessions of a Mormon Boy" will be tasked not only with drawing crowds, but also with bettering the rep of the very building where it's playing.
It's only January, but already 2006 is shaping up to be the year when TV on mobile phones takes off in Blighty.
The tables have turned for Indian pic producers. After decades of freely copycatting Western hits and failing to protect Hollywood product from rampant piracy, India's film biz is fuming that some…
The Backlot: The "chatter" in and around the entertainment industry is increasingly consumed by techno-talk, but one very basic reality seems to be emerging: The major media companies are…