Magnet Releasing picks up U.S. rights to "Ong Bak 3," the third installment in martial arts saga.
Toronto Film Festival biz is officially under way as ATO Pictures announced it has taken over U.S. theatrical right for George Hickenlooper's "Casino Jack" in advance of its fest world preem Thursday.
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The Russian government is considering introducing a centralized automated system to ensure cinemas correctly report box office sales.
Hong Kong's Celestial Pictures has appointed former Star TV exec Gillian Zhao as its China m.d., based in Beijing, where she will handle channel distribution, content licensing, and film and TV…
FremantleMedia has scored a coup by persuading the Chinese to produce a local version of gameshow "Hole in the Wall," a format that originally emerged in Japan.
I've been on an assignment the last day or so, so posting has been light, but here's a clip from last nights "The Colbert Report," in which Vice President Joseph Biden is the guest and, among other…
U.K. "super-indie" All3Media has tapped BBC Worldwide's head of content and production, Wayne Garvie, for a key international role.
Canuck pop culture dominates Toronto this year: "Score: A Hockey Musical" (Mongrel Media) launches the fest in a gala screening, while "Fubar II" (Alliance), the sequel to Michael Dowse's metalhead…
The Tokyo Intl. Film Festival will screen footage from the 3D sci-fi epic "Tron: Legacy" in advance of its worldwide Dec. 17 bow. The nearly 30 minutes of footage will unspool on Oct. 23.
Sexually graphic films are a given at almost any international film festival, to the point where it might seem naive to acknowledge the sheer number and variety of explicit images one has encountered…
A consortium led by NTT DoCoMo, one of Japan's major mobile communications companies, has received a government nod to begin offering a broadcasting service targeting cellphone and other mobile…