It's becoming a biannual event. Around Christmas, a big Broadway musical gives birth to a long-in-the-works celluloid doppelganger that stands to goose the legit box office. Or just possibly, to hurt…
Spain boasts an A team: Almodovar and Amenabar. What -- or who -- lies beyond? One less obvious answer would be Catalonia, Spain's richest major region. Its largely Barcelona-based producers made 31…
For independent producer Argos Prods., truth is proving more profitable than fiction. Mexican pubcaster Canal 22 will air two Argos biopics, while the production company has inked a deal with…
Some of the most powerful publicists in showbiz are getting showered with bad press. But for all the dishy media coverage of PMK/HBH CEO Pat Kingsley's firing of chief operating officer and heir…
Strands: "BAT BOY -- THE MUSICAL" looks set to fly toward the bigscreen, in a $35 million-$40 million movie version to be directed by John Landis.
London Eye: United Intl. Pictures, the joint venture between Universal and Paramount, is on track to become the first theatrical distribution company ever, foreign or domestic, to gross $2 billion in…
So far, SpongeBob mania has translated into more than $60 million in domestic B.O for the Nickelodeon toon's first bigscreen outing. But some fans are going to unusual heights to get a piece of their…
Turns out the big fat warning that was NBC's disastrous version of "Coupling" hasn't stopped webheads from sampling fare from across the Pond.
Thanksgiving weekend pumped some much-needed blood into the hardened artery, as receipts jumped 25% to $17,364,990 and attendance popped up 13.7% to 242,173.
Screenwriter-actress Li Qianni (aka Niu Niu) has become a household name in China since the October release of her debut film "Life, Translated."
China's only national broadcaster -- China Central Television -- has seen its advertising revenue shoot up once again. Annual ad auction in November raised a reported 5.2 billion yuan (around $600…
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