The U.S. studios bluntly told the Australian government last month the tax regime for international films was a huge impediment to shooting Down Under -- and last week, the government made amends.
Gotham-based Lot 47 Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Zacharias Kunuk's "Atanarjuat -- The Fast Runner," written in the Inuit language.
Japanese advertising conglom Dentsu is partnering with L.A.-based animator DIC as a co-producer on the upcoming series "Alienators: Evolution Continues," taking distribution rights in Japan and some…
Even before sales have been registered, the DVD version of "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" has set what is believed to be a record -- for the most time and money spent on the production…
The Australian government's new tax rebate for producers of big-budget films is precisely the kind of clear and simple incentive that Hollywood wanted, according to Oz execs.
The Italian government will most probably include a national film tax shelter in the next financial bill, Culture Dept. undersecretary Carmelo Rocca said last week.
"In the Bedroom," the debut feature from actor-turned-director Todd Field, will open the 23rd Annual IFP Market on Sept. 30 in New York.
Studios got some welcome news last week when the U.S. Copyright Office delivered a stinging blow to video retailers hoping to claim their piece of the online movie market without too much headache -…
The Icelandic government is revamping its tax incentives to attract foreign filmmakers just eight months after introducing the program.
As one barometer of the buoyant video biz overseas, Blockbuster Video's international rentals revs shot up by 9.5% in the second quarter of this year after a rise of almost 18% in the first quarter.
In the early days of DVD, many studios rushed their hit titles onto disc, with few, if any, bonus features. But those "added-value" items have now become a key point in selling the mini-platters.