Right after Christmas break, Us editor Charles Leerhsen and recently departed editor-in-chief Terry McDonell faced a cover story dilemma.
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French Catholics have taken umbrage — and may take legal action — against the poster for Constantin Costa-Gavras’ new film “Amen,” emblazoned with a large red cross between a crucifix and the Nazi swastika.
The producers of the $21 million British movie “Cromwell and Fairfax” are hoping to start shooting again this week, after they were forced to suspend production Feb. 11 when the pic’s financing fell apart.
Exhibs overseas were anticipating nice bounces from the Academy Award noms for “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” over the Feb. 15-17 weekend, while the Russell Crowe starrer “A Beautiful Mind” was poised to profit from its Oscar mentions as it began its rollout overseas.
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Perhaps the terms won’t be quite as intimidating this time. That’s the early hope, at least, among exhibitors as they brace for booking George Lucas’ “Star Wars: Episode 2 — Attack of the Clones,” due in theaters May 16.
With “E.T.” poised to come rocketing out of the Universal vaults on March 22 for its 20th anniversary re-release, industry insiders are wondering just how well the beloved alien will play to a new generation.
“E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” is one of the most profitable films of all time. But it has a few things working against it.
Despite one of Germany’s worst economic downturns in recent years, the federal government’s elevation of the Berlin Intl. Film Festival to a national event has delighted and emboldened the country’s filmmaking community.
Nigel Cole is set to direct “Calendar Girls,” based on the true story of 12 middle-aged Yorkshire women who posed naked for a calendar to raise money for charity. It’s his first pic since niche hit “Saving Grace.”
Series premiering in January have accounted for a handful of big hits over the past 10 years, but even the best of this year’s crop is settling for merely ho-hum numbers.
Now that Viacom has announced plans to acquire Young Broadcasting’s KCAL for $650 million, the impact may soon be felt on both the syndication and station fronts.