SAN SEBASTIAN – Call it the San Sebastian effect. Koldo Zuazua’s San Sebastian-based Kowalski Films, one of Spain’s most active national and international co-producers, with three films at the San…
Sony just got the green light for “Smurfs 2″ to play in China, but there’s one big problem facing the studio: China hasn’t paid Hollywood in months. Sony is up against an issue that has plagued the…
With the recent announcement by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) of his intention to introduce the Stage Act of 2013, the legit industry may be one step closer to earning an IRS write-off.
With the film biz ailing on the plains in Spain, any new production is news. But "The Master of Altamira," skedded to start production this year, is noteworthy as a microcosm of trends now driving…
Even a proven box office draw can't always prevail over faulty material and iffy collaborators.
Some years, the Tony nominations are announced and Broadway shows fall like dominoes. But this year, two days after the nominations, the news is good: Tom Hanks starrer "Lucky Guy," nominated for six…
The new director of the BFI Film Fund addressed producers' concerns about recoupment compared to the system under the former U.K. Film Council in an interview that opened the two-day Film London…
Attorneys whose recent deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment
Without any fanfare, the UK Film Council released figures for films it backed between April 2006 and its closure in March 2011. There was no surprise in seeing that "The King's Speech" returned 100%…
Everything looks to be going well for "Memphis." The bluesy tuner, which has played for nearly 700 performances, has been filmed for theatrical release and is readying a big national tour this fall.