Alan King, cigar-chomping Borscht Belt comic, actor and legit-pic-TV producer whose tirades against everyday suburban life grew into a career as a nightclub headliner and regular TV guest, and who…
The first person to be sentenced under California's new anti-camcordering law will face 42 days in prison and three years' probation for illegally taping "The Alamo."
Shoreline Entertainment has picked up international sales rights on dramas "Dunsmore" and "Now and Forever" under the company's Watermark label at Cannes.
"Van Helsing" opened big, but it wasn't a monster. Universal's new take on its fright classics, the first summer blockbuster of the season, topped the weekend's box office with $54.2 million from…
2004 is shaping up as a pretty good year for Domenico Procacci. In January, the Italo producer with a bent for English-language pics acquired control of the U.K.'s Civilian Content.
With twice the budget of "Manitou's Shoe," Germany's biggest domestic B.O. hit, the makers of that crowdpleaser are hoping for a similar bonanza with their next film, due to hit Teuton theaters in…
StudioCanal has stopped being a Euro haven for international auteurs, and it has lost a lot of its clout in France -- but the Canal Plus subsid is proving there still can be life after Vivendi…
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It's a good year for Japan at Cannes. Two Japanese films are in the official competition, including the impressive animated "Innocence," which goes up against "Shrek 2."
In a sign of the times for Spain's pressured distribution sector, Spanish indie distrib DeAPlaneta is moving into buying bigger titles.