Seagram Co. Ltd. has yet to finalize its $11 billion acquisition of Polygram Holdings, but already the expectation that Seagram will unload the music giant's film unit is stirring interest among…
Giving new meaning to the words "cold cash," Ice Capital Corp. has launched itself as a New York-based finance company for film, publishing, interactive and music endeavors.
Director Randal Kleiser, who helmed the recently re-released "Grease," has inked a seven-figure deal to helm "Muppets From Space," shooting in Australia in September.
First-time filmmakers discussed the high emotion of having a film at Cannes and the cruel reality of the commercial marketplace at a panel sponsored by Variety, the Independent Feature Project and…
Economic turmoil will force more consolidation of cable TV operators in the Asian region, according to James P Marturato, HBO senior VP of sales and marketing.
Irish director Neil Jordan and his Brit producing partner Stephen Woolley are in the final stages of negotiations to launch a London-based production venture bankrolled by DreamWorks.
The Karlovy Vary Film Festival's producer Rudolf Biermann and program director Eva Zaoralova made the most of their Cannes visit, locking up commitments for several official selections for the Czech…
Warner Bros. has made a swift outright purchase of film rights to the forthcoming Carolyn See novel "The Handyman" for Andrew Lazar's Mad Chance Prods., sources said.
“Head On,” the Oz entry in Directors’ Fortnight, has sold to Vertigo in Span and Ster Kinekor in South Africa. Sales company Southern Star says it is juggling offers from all the major European…
Another nonprofit resident theater has succumbed. Saddled with an accumulated deficit of more than $700,000, western Massachusetts' StageWest will cease operations on May 24, the close of its…
Web sites promoting movies have become such an accepted part of the Hollywood publicity machine that it's hard to believe the first movie Web site debuted less than four years ago, when Digital…
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