A British court has ruled that a company purporting to make a biopic on Jimi Hendrix has no rights to the late guitarist's music or likeness and has to go through Experience Hendrix for any rights…
Canada's Alliance Atlantis and Oz-based Arclight Films have created a joint U.S. venture, Union Station Media, to distribute films in ancillary markets Stateside.
Pablofilm, Italy's sole truly independent production/distribution stable, is shuttering because it can no longer compete against the media duopoly of pubcaster RAI and Silvio Berlusconi's Mediasest.
Disney's Latin label Miravista is producing its first Mexican film since setting up a local production office last year under producer Inna Payan ("Chilango Blues").
The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival has announced that Jeff Barbakow will head the board of directors for its 2007 festival.
Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will issue the original, theatrical version of the "Star Wars" trilogy for the first time on DVD Sept. 12.
"M:I3" roared off to a whammo start Wednesday in eight territories around Asia, grossing over $2.6 million on opening day.
France's StudioCanal has acquired Optimum Releasing, the U.K. distrib founded seven years ago by Will Clarke. Optimum is one of the leading players in the U.K. specialized biz, but its takeover by…
Blue Collar comedy staples Daniel Whitney (Larry the Cable Guy) and Bill Engvall are set to star in "Delta Farce," a film to be fully financed by Parallel Entertainment.
Paramount Pictures has acquired Jonathan Tropper's upcoming novel "After Hailey" for north of $1 million and will set it up with John Goldwyn and Lorne Michaels to produce through their studio-based…