The Weinsteins have mounted yet another comeback.
Making for luxe ammunition in the battle to lure offshore productions, plush hotels in major city centers now cater to the specific needs of film biz players. Several such establishments have…
The independent film business is still a viable option for high net worth individuals and equity players.
Korea's theatrical business mirrors the U.S. biz -- box office is rising while admissions are slightly down compared to last year.
"We're finding foreign indie films tougher and tougher in the U.K. as the marketplace is so small but the cost of release is so high," says Vertigo Films topper Rupert Preston. "Local films we like."
With homevid dying and TV sales still scarce, Italy continues to be a market where theatrical is absolutely crucial.
Indie film at the upper end of the feeding chain is booming in Russia.
For FilmNation prexy Glen Basner, AFM has already begun.
A debate is under way on whether the influx of 3D pics and the growing digitalization of screens in Latin America has been a boon or a setback for indie pics.
The death of independent distribution has been greatly exaggerated.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$255.2M Disney 26.88%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$148.5M Paramount Pictures 28.38%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$18.5M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.30%