Thanks mostly to holdover biz, Steven Spielberg's "Munich" managed to win its second consecutive frame overseas, boosted in part by its best pic Oscar nom.
The Backlot: The predictably unpredictable Jon Stewart last week opened his show with the admission that he was suffering acute nausea. "Probably the stomach flu," he acknowledged, as though warning…
Cash prizes of more than $115,000 were awarded at the 28th edition of one of the world's most popular short film fests, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Fest (Jan. 27-Feb. 4).
"Casanova," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "The New World," and "The Producers" were all hits ... before they were misses. It's an annual tradition for year-end films with designs on Oscar to platform at a…
Although Screen Gems prexy Clint Culpepper refers to his division as the "small fry" on the Sony lot, lately it has been more like the 800-pound gorilla.
The Weinstein Co.'s first pics have hit the market, but Bob Weinstein continues to feed a stream of new franchises and sleepers to what has been a money train for the duo: Dimension Films.
When the Czech Republic's crown jewel film studio Barrandov changed management last year, many in the biz didn't expect much to change.
Brandishing burns and a fractured ankle, one Ben Dova cashed in on his miraculous escape from disaster, pocketing $350 for a one-shot appearance on the Robert Ripley "Believe It or Not" radio show on…
A year ago, rivals in the specialty-film business said they wanted to emulate the Fox Searchlight model. The 10 films on its 2004 slategrossed a highly profitable $216 million, and the division…
Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish filmmakers would like to know what the Danes have that they don't. Why have Danish films gotten so much attention worldwide -- often to the exclusion of other Scandi…
Who will win the big battle of Superman vs. Elmo? Those two, along with X-Men and Disney's Fairies, will be fighting for retailer attention at the American Intl. Toy Fair in Gotham this week.