Holland's controversial tax incentive scheme may be under the gun, but Telefilm, a coin subsid for producers of 90-minute TV pics, is an unmitigated success.
At a time when films live or die by their opening weekend-B.O., studio marketing campaigns tend to have as much staying power as Bridget Jones' latest diet.
"Pavilion of Women" producer-co-writer-star Luo Yan plans to bring Western-style expertise in film marketing and distribution to China.
Having raved over Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Amelie From Montmartre," the most talked about French film to not be screened at Cannes, the French -- in a predictable backlash -- have taken to trashing the…
Barcelona-based mini-major Filmax has licensed Japanese rights on three pics to Gaga Communications, one of the deepest-pocketed, if selective, buyers at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
With "Moulin Rouge" kicking off its foreign tour with plenty of razzle-dazzle in Australia, and "The Mummy Returns" stalking through 31 markets, you'd have expected cinema owners to be humming happy…
Jennifer Heath and Michele Wolff have sold their pitch "The Ultimate Movie About Pissing Off the Wrong Person" to the Walt Disney Co. for mid- against high-six figures.
Molly Parker, Leelee Sobieski, Noah Taylor, Ulrich Tomsen and Paul Hipp will star opposite John Cusack in "Hoffman," the directorial debut of scribe Menno Meyjes ("The Color Purple").
"Pearl Harbor" seemed interminable to critics and some among the Memorial Day crowds. Disney even concedes that a 183-minute running time likely held its $75.2 million opening a bit in check.
Theater circuits may be trying to slim down, but studios are fattening up on opening-weekend screen counts. Movies are opening wider than in years past thanks to the spread of megaplexes and an…
Director George Armitage ("Grosse Pointe Blank") and son Brent have launched StudioNotes (SN) at www.studionotes.com, a service providing aspiring writers in-depth, studio-style development notes for…