In its first major material deal made since Mary Parent took over as head of MGM's worldwide motion picture group, the studio ponied up for "The Matarese Circle," a 1979 book by Robert Ludlum.
Domestic B.O. ended the first quarter with a record $2.1 billion, but that doesn't mean studio execs are all smiles.
3-D is moving downmarket.
Domestic Film DAILY
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner1Daily:$1.9M Cumulative:$34.4M Fox -76.03%
A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the Tombstones2Daily:$962,590 Cumulative:$13.7M Universal Pictures -67.12%
This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You3Daily:$864,209 Cumulative:$12.4M Warner Brothers -68.56%
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Sony is firming up its early 2009 release calendar, including setting Robert Luketic's Katherine Heigl-Gerard Butler romantic comedy to open April 4 and taking toon "Cloudy with a Chance of…
French food and French wine are de rigueur accompaniments for Gallic cinema, so for the last few years, the City of Lights, City of Angels fest has partnered with the Club Culinaire of French Cuisine…
Films imported for the COLCOA film festival.
Large or small, a foreign shoot need only contact three groups: commissions, line producers and maybe vfx houses. Variety delivers the skinny of some of France's creme de la creme.
Shooting films in France has been popular from the get-go. Indeed, France was the get-go. The first film lensed anywhere is believed to be "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat," Louis Lumiere's station…