Proving Will Smith's heavyweight status at the box office in Europe, "I Am Legend" opened boffo in Germany and Italy this weekend.
The Walt Disney Co. Tuesday donated £1 million ($1.96 million) to the U.K.'s Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov said Tuesday that he planned to set up a new post-graduate film academy in Moscow with an emphasis on art and intellect rather than commercial craft.
Metrodome has picked up all U.K. rights to Chinese features "Assembly" and "The Banquet," both helmed by Xiaogang Feng ("Big Shot's Funeral.")
BT Vision, the fledgling U.K. IPTV service, has signed an on-demand deal with Disney-ABC Intl. Television for the first time.
Canal Plus has inked a multi-year agreement with Gaumont to bring movies from the leading French production company's library to its on-line VOD service, CanalPlay.
The opening night of Blighty's latest TV news war, which for the first time puts the BBC and ITV's flagship news shows head-to-head, was won by the pubcaster.
U.K. production outfit Greatguns has teamed up with top Thai production houses to create a new venture in TV commercials and production services for international movies and TV.
Troubled Hong Kong exhibition group Golden Harvest has settled its long-running dispute with Australia's Village Roadshow.
Afghan authorities have banned the import and release of locally set pic "The Kite Runner" because it contains implicit scenes of the rape of a boy plus scenes of ethnic conflict.
Citing fallout from the WGA strike, Warner Bros. TV, CBS Paramount Network TV, Universal Media Studios and 20th Century Fox TV followed the lead of ABC Studios and began dropping writers and…