Despite an icy wind, crowds gathered Wednesday night for the last time around the fest hardtop Zoo Palast for the opening of the Berlin Intl. Film Fest (Feb. 10-21), which is set to move to new digs…
Party invitations follow the Oscar nominations as surely as the ballots. The nuance to this year's post-Oscar celebrating is how crowded the corner of Melrose and Robertson will be.
Devoting more resources to its growing restoration business, Technicolor has spun off operations, creating the Technicolor Film Restoration Co.
The German federal film board on Tuesday released a modest set of industry figures for 1998, showing box office revenues were up by 9% to DM1.600 billion ($940 million).
Universal Studios confirmed Wednesday that it was retaining Polygram Filmed Entertainment's international distribution (Daily Variety, Feb. 10), the strongest signal yet that the studio intends to…
The controversial biopic "Hilary and Jackie" has led the BBC to revise its strict rules on real-life drama, which prevented the pubcaster from financing the film.
The noose tightened around Polygram Films, Gramercy Pictures and a host of production companies Wednesday following Universal Studios' announcement that it would be retaining Polygram Filmed…
Japanese studio Nikatsu said Wednesday that it will produce a movie about a sword-slinging gangster based on a screenplay by famed, late Japanese directors Akira Kurosawa and Keisuke Kinoshita.
Partners Elie Samaha, Ashok Amritraj and Andrew Stevens are merging their Phoenician and Franchise banners to form one sales company, Franchise Pictures, which will handle the international…
The Independent Feature Project/West's Screenwriter Conference will feature such scribes as Sherman Alexie, Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, Jane Anderson, Takashi Buford, Larry Decter, Neil…
The assault on the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is 40 days off, but the next six weeks are strategic to the commercial fortunes of a handful of pictures vying for major awards recognition at the 71st…