Warner Bros. Pictures has optioned the feature film rights to U.K. novel "The Giants and the Joneses" for "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman to produce.
Festival favorite "Duck Season" (Temporada de patos) by Fernando Eimbcke took home seven Mayahuel awards Thursday and a booty amounting to $70,000 in a record-breaking sweep of the 19th Guadalajara…
Warners Bros.' "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" opened with an estimated $30.7 million, 43% less than the original family laffer's summer bow but better than pre-release projections.
Film production and marketing costs soared last year as Hollywood studios continued to focus on mega-wide openings of tentpole pics. Detailed at ShoWest 2004 by retiring Motion Picture Assn. of…
While hostilities between America and France plumb new depths with the recent foie gras ban in the U.S., Hollywood, at least, is showing a hearty appetite for French talent.
When helmer Wolfgang Petersen was casting around for his Helen of Troy, the so-called face that launched a thousand ships, he finally unearthed his star in France: Paris-based, German-born actress…
Last week, Sony announced that "Spider-man" 1 and 2 helmer Sam Raimi is on board to direct the third installment, pushing the director into the Peter Jackson and Chris Columbus category of Very…
Kerry Packer's Hoyts Cinemas has been restructured with a new management team headed by Darin Walters.
Voiceover: The Hollywood congloms are caught in a bind. To attract global auds to their movies, they have to keep the supply of big-buck F/X-laden tentpoles -- the kind that leap borders at a single…
In the week after Universal successfully released zombie redux "Dawn of the Dead" with a $27 million bow, U's specialty arm Focus Features announced that it was forming its own genre label, Rogue…
Every once in a while, a small film comes along with the right message at the right time. "Super Size Me," Morgan Spurlock's docu about health problems after overeating McDonald's food for 30 days…