In recent years, Gaumont, the world's oldest film company, has suffered what the French call a "coup de vieux" -- an attack of old age.
In "Drowning Crow," Regina Taylor's contempo African-American adaptation of "The Seagull" now on Broadway, young writer C-Trip rails about how black auds are fed "the same old 'A Raisin in the Sun'…
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Thailand's movie fans now have a plush new place to see films -- but the luxury comes at a price.
If a movie studio had a first-look deal with a producer whose last picture made $153 million in its first eight days of release, Hollywood logic suggests the studio would do anything short of making…
It was a grand and glamorous plan back in 1999: to erect the Entertainment Village, known as E-Village, at the cost of 790 million ringgit ($208 million), as part of Malaysia's ambitious high-tech…
Tarak Ben Ammar is courting controversy in Gaul by taking on "The Passion of the Christ."
PVR Pictures, film distribution arm of the Priya Village Roadshow group, has struck deals with Kathy Morgan Intl. and Initial Entertainment Group (IEG). Priya already has an association with Miramax.
Edgar Bronfman Jr. may be singing from a different songsheet now that he's Warner Music's new CEO, but angry Gallic shareholders remember him as the No. 2 at Viv U -- and they haven't changed their…
Fox hopes you'll forget about "The Ortegas." The Cheech Marin starrer, based on the popular U.K. series "The Kumars at No. 42," was all set to premiere last fall (Nov. 2, to be exact) as part of…
Producer Raymond Thompson watched the Feb. 29 Oscarcast with mixed emotions. He was thrilled to see his former employees collect trophies for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," but the…
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