• Film

Gotham woos pix


Gotham is in the grip of a major production spasm. Shooting days in the city are have more than doubled in four years (to 31,578, compared with 14,858 in 2002). Area soundstages are at capacity. And…

Out with the new


In a world of film downloads and portable media, not forgetting DVDs, the idea of movies returning to center stage on terrestrial broadcasters' agendas sounds quaint.

  • Biz

Media abroad: Italy


Italy, which has at least 2.4 million immigrants who account for 4% of the population, lags behind most of Western Europe in terms of integrating ethnic minorities in the media.


A bawdy breakthrough


Israeli auds can't get enough of "The Producers." Originally slated for a short run of 50 shows at Tel Aviv's Cameri Theater, the Mel Brooks stage tuner has been extended to the end of the year…

'Name' flames


Strands: When not adding his lugubrious presence and bassoon-like tones to the filming of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Alan Rickman is moonlighting as a location scout. With the next…

'High' headed to Ahmanson


"Ain't No Mountain High Enough," a Motown musical created by the soul label's founder, Berry Gordy, will have its world premiere at the Ahmanson in the summer of 2007. Tuner, with a book by Gordy and…

Splendid gets credit


After two years of restructuring, Splendid Medien is stocking up on film rights and will finance other ventures thanks to a e7.5 million ($9 million) credit line.

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