Here are three factoids worth pondering: Sequels are now consistently outperforming their predecessors. Booming DVD sales are adding muscle to the franchises. And the films' "brand names" appear to…
New Jersey has been the butt of many jokes over the years, but ABC wasn't laughing when the Garden State showed up in both its NBA and Stanley Cup Finals.
The first English-singing Iraqi boyband -- optimistically named Unknown to No One -- hopes to become the Backstreet Boys of Baghdad after attracting the interest of Brit-based talent scout and pop…
In Milton Keynes, a midsize town 50 miles north of London, the Hollywood studios have got a fight on their hands.
The auction for Vivendi's showbiz assets, mercifully, is coming down to the wire. Financial backers are falling into line, thanks to a booming debt market that's easing access to finance for…
A year ago digital terrestrial television was an expensive embarrassment in Blighty as ITV Digital, with losses of $1.5 billion, threatened to bring down joint owners Carlton and Granada, the…
Canal Plus' troubled French paybox -- its biggest cash generator -- is expected to lose another 120,000 subscribers in 2003. The bad news comes as parent company Vivendi Universalhas ordered…
Amid the carnage of Spanish distribution, one company appeared unbreakable: "Lord of the Rings" distributor Aurum. No longer.
Pilloried movies come and go, but bankruptcy is forever. Vincent Gallo's "The Brown Bunny" bombed at Cannes, but it might ultimately be remembered for the damage done to the companies that paid for…
The seventh Brazilian Film Festival of Miami wrapped Sunday June 8 with frosh helmer Jose Henrique Fonseca's "O Homem do Ano" (Man of the Year) nabbing the top jury kudos.