The financiers at indebted EMI Group are facing yet another blow as a High Court judge in London ponders the level of fine the label should pay after breaking the terms of its contract with veteran…
Japanese video software sales fell 4.2% year-on to $3.04 billion in 2009, according to a report issued by the Japan Video Software Association (JVA) on Wednesday. This is the fifth straight year of…
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USC's Norman Lear Center will unveil a study tomorrow that shows that L.A. local newscasts are obsessed with crime and celebrity. That is certainly not a shocker. It's been more than a generation…
The Motion Picture Assn. of America's annual state-of-the-industry report on the film biz proves that less can be more: North American B.O. receipts were up more than 10% last year, even though the…
When Qatari media shingle Alnoor launched a $200 million film fund last October, it became the latest of a growing number of Middle East-based players looking to enter the film biz.
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are expected to attend a screening of their new HBO miniseries "The Pacific" at the White House on Thursday. Also expected to join President Obama and First Lady…
While the likes of Qatar and Abu Dhabi have been relatively sheltered from the recent global economic crisis thanks in some part to their gas and oil wealth, respectively, neighboring Dubai has been…
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), who is retiring, railed against the media for its fascination with former fellow congressman Eric Massa, rather than focusing on issues like Afghanistan. Actually, I'm…
A biopic on Mexican icon Cantinflas is underway with Argentine scribe/helmer Gabriela Tagliavini tapped to write the screenplay, based on a story by pic's helmer Alejandro Gomez Monteverde (Bella).
The latest law that appears designed to save Italian media mogul and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from criminal charges was passed by the country's Senate on Wednesday.
James Gray will receive a tribute at the second Beaune Intl. Thriller Film Festival.