NBC Universal Domestic TV has engineered upgrades for its showbiz magazine "Access Hollywood" by selling the series to Fox-owned TV stations in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Detroit and Minneapolis.
Buena Vista Intl. Japan has taken ¥10 billion ($85.5 million) at the box office in the first three months of this year, almost half of the record $177.8 million taken in 2004.
With a $34.5 million second weekend, "Ice Age: The Meltdown" froze out its rivals despite posting a 49% drop. Slide is typical for a high-grossing event pic but it's the biggest second-weekend drop…
Susan Sarandon and Helena Bonham Carter starrer "Eleanor & Colette" is one of a number of pics earmarked for coin by German funding body Filmstiftung NRW.
Warner Bros. Mexico has inked a one-year first-look option with Mexico City-based Lemon Films, the second Hollywood studio to pact with a Mexican shingle in the past six months.
Portugal's giant telco Portugal Telecom has pledged E25 million ($30 million) over five years to the Film and Audiovisual Fund, designed to finance more mainstream films and TV shows and boost…
A record four local films will screen at the 19th Singapore Film Fest (April 13-29), with Royston Tan's "4:30" the first homegrown feature to close the fest.
Road grosses increased in Week 44 (March 27-April 2), as the 13-show slate rose 4.17% to total $11,676,477.
The Backlot: With the Pellicano intrigues still dominating the news, a survival guide is clearly needed for those who want to avoid this sort of mess in the future. Herewith, some initial guidelines:
As the Mip TV mart wound down here last week and crowds on the Croisette thinned, international distribs hawking telenovelas, minis and effects-laden TV movies welcomed what they said was renewed…