This month New Zealand shingle Libertine Pictures kicks open its doors with ambitious plans for the country's film and TV sector. Kiwi producers Richard Fletcher (pictured) and Paul Davis have teamed…
New Zealand may be one of the top territories successfully luring big-budget productions, but the rest of its film and TV sector is firing on all cylinders as well. For the first time, the industry's…
In an ironic way, toymaker Hasbro is helping Randall Emmett and George Furla grow up.
1998 — Emmett/Furla founded 1999 October — Release first film, Nickolas Perry's "Speedway Junky" 2001 April — 10-pic distribution and financing deal with Avi Lerner's Nu Image/Millennium Films 2002…
Randall Emmett and George Furla have come a long way since they met rather inauspiciously 15 years ago.
Variety is soliciting pitches for its annual Hollywood's New Leaders/10 Assistants to Watch feature, which will run on October 22. Now in its third year, this section spotlights the next generation…
Prior to establishing himself as one of the most prolific producer-financiers in the business, Emmett worked as assistant to Mark Wahlberg for 18 months in the mid-'90s, the period of the actor's…
William Friedkin held court on Thursday at the Venice Film Festival, where he received a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement ahead of the world preem of a restored and recolored copy of his 1977…
Even companies that churn out hits use pre-sales to minimize the downside.
When DreamWorks Studios decided to start pre-selling international territories one year ago, some observers took it as a sign that its main financier, India's Reliance Entertainment, was scaling back.
Domestic Film DAILY
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.1M Cumulative:$56.2M Warner Brothers -26.61%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$39.6M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -15.75%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$56.9M Universal Pictures -21.36%