With opening-weekend sales becoming as critical to the success of a video release as they are to theatrical releases, DreamWorks is mounting a disproportionately large marketing campaign for the Nov…
Millennium Films has acquired the thriller spec "Bloodlines" from writer Jay Beattie.
The Animation Guild has signed a deal with Spaff Animation for work on Disney's theatrical release "Jungle Book II" and the direct-to-video release of "Lion King 1-1/2."
Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ? Mel Gibson would like to think so. Gibson has scouted Italian locations for "Passion," a film that would explore the life of Christ, and he's talked to Caviezel about…
Off-lot feature production in Los Angeles remained moderate last month but well above the deeply depressed activity of July 2001, figures released Thursday showed.
Key runaway production legislation passed its first test in the California State Senate on 4-0 approval by that body's Revenue and Taxation Committee.
The slump in film and television production in Canada has hit British Columbia hardest of all this summer. Showbiz unemployment is widespread, the number of projects shooting is about half what it…
SAG still can't agree on how to fight runaway production. Execs and prexy Melissa Gilbert have partially pulled the plug on the guild's support of a controversial push for penalties against producers…
Michael Broder has ankled Arrow Entertainment, where he was veep of domestic distribution for the past two years, and launched his own shingle, Small Planet Pictures.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has launched a letter-writing campaign in support of pending California legislation to put the brakes on runaway production.
Domestic Film DAILY
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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%