Peter Bart: The Backlot
MGM on Friday blamed a pair of box office flops as it posted a second-quarter loss of $61.3 million compared with net income of $6.3 million in the same period last year.
Leading investment bank the Industrial Development Bank of India is backing a $7 million live-action/animated feature from Crest Communications in the first such deal in India.
Beyond Intl. and producer Ron Saunders have launched a joint venture production company devoted to children's TV, feature films and documentaries.
Continuing its pan-European development spree, German post-production giant Das Werk has acquired a 25% stake in Belgian post house ACE Digital House.
Indie sales company Kevin Williams Associates will handle international rights on Joaquin Oristrell's "Sin Verguenza" (No Shame).
An Amsterdam court has declared Ocean Warrior, the production company behind the costly "Ocean Warrior" project, bankrupt.
Following the huge box office success of "Der Schuh des Manitu," Constantin's spoof of 1960s German Westerns, local player Indigo is looking to lampoon another popular Teutonic film series.
America went bananas for "Planet of the Apes" this weekend, launching 20th Century Fox's update of the sci-fi classic to a nonholiday record $69.6 million in estimated box office.
While the hefty profile enjoyed by studio fare in Venice during much of the 1990s seems a thing of the past, the U.S. majors are well represented, primarily out of competition, at the newly…
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Weekend:$22.2M Disney
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Weekend:$15.7M Paramount Pictures
If I Stay
If I Stay3Weekend:$11.6M Warner Brothers / New Line