French/American/Indian co-production has begun taking shape.
The success of 3D has fueled the largest hike in average ticket prices since 2001.
"Avatar" drives Twentieth Century Fox to its most profitable quarter ever.
Hybrid British pubcaster Channel 4 is upping the annual budget of its film financing division, Film4, by 20% to £10 million ($15 million) this year.
Helmer Bernardo Bertolucci will receive the Golden Aruba award for outstanding achievement in film from the inaugural Aruba Film Festival, which runs June 4 to 11.
"Avatar" launched News Corp.'s profits skyward last quarter as the conglom posted a 55% jump in operating profit to $810 million.
Universal Pictures Intl. has inked with exhib Odeon-UCI to provide digital versions of its films in the U.K. and Ireland.
Mediaset, the broadcaster controlled by Italo Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, is to launch a free digital terrestrial channel on May 12 that's aimed at women aged 15 to 40.
Financially strapped Sky Deutschland is branching out its distribution avenues and looking to partner with local cablers in an effort to attract more customers.
Franco-Tunisian thesp Sami Bouajila will topline in "Omar Raddad," which will be directed by Roschdy Zem, Bouajila's co-star in "Outside of the Law."
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Lucy1Daily:$11.8M Cumulative:$43.9M Universal Pictures -21.55%
Hercules2Daily:$8.5M Cumulative:$29.8M Paramount Pictures -16.73%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$5.3M Cumulative:$172.5M Fox -20.58%