Hit microbudget pics promise healthy backend for name actors willing to take a chance.
A week after buying Lucasfilm, the Walt Disney Co. wrapped up a strong fiscal year, with revenue increasing 3% to $42 billion while profits rose 18% to nearly $5.7 billion.
Time Warner earnings nosed up 2% last quarter to $838 million as muscle from TV networks offset a slump in studio profits.
Independent film sellers are finding that the patchwork of overseas video-on-demand platforms represent a godsend due to competition for exclusives within territories and mushrooming aggregate sales.
Micro-budget Aussie chiller "The Tunnel" has taken the multi-platform release strategy to a new level.
Profits at Disney rose a whopping 54% coming in at $1.3 billion during the company's first quarter, thanks to strong advertising spending at the company's broadcast and cable networks, hits like…