MONTE CARLO -- Nobody learned "pea-chay" -- the awkward new French verb meaning "to pitch a story" -- in high school French class.
Talks between the Walt Disney Co. and Bob and Harvey Weinstein may have reached their close, but employees at the mini-major's Gotham and Los Angeles offices are scratching their heads over a recent…
Italian pubcaster RAI and Spanish production house the Europroducciones Group have inked an alliance on acquisition, production and distribution.
Overseas auds won't mistake the upcoming "XXX" sequel for a speech by President Bush. While the action pic starring Ice Cube will go out Stateside with the title "XXX: State of the Union," in foreign…
MADRID -- With the video market in Spain in disarray, it looks like one distrib, at least, has found a niche with room to grow.
Six years ago, "Star Wars: Episode 1" became the first movie to be commercially projected with digital technology. Execs in 1999 heralded d-cinema as the future of exhibition and George Lucas set a…
The barrage of news footage covering the death of Pope John Paul II that is being beamed around the world comes, surprisingly, from just one source.
Here we go again. It's already the stuff of legend how Time Warner lost out on the bidding for MGM to Sony and its partners. So Time Warner topper Richard Parsons must have winced last week when…
PARIS -- As grand entrances go, international sales specialist Wild Bunch's recent arrival on France's crowded theatrical distribution scene had plenty of panache.
Rupert Murdoch is always about to leave for China, it seems, and Sumner Redstone has just returned. The test of executive chops nowadays isn't putting together multi-billion-dollar media mergers…