This year it was Alexander. In 2005 it's Truman Capote. Just as Oliver Stone and Baz Luhrmann battled it out with competing Alexander the Great pics, dueling films about Capote -- one from United…
H'wood shakes its pirate booty for Disney pics. Though Hollywood is fighting piracy, apparently every extra in Hollywood wants to be a pirate. This has nothing to do with illegal duplication.
Movie types trekking from Hollywood to the warmer climes of Palm Springs for the holidays may be surprised to find one of the longest-running hits at the Cinemas Palme d'Or is Focus Features' "The…
Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great never lost a battle -- until he took on American movie audiences in November. Made for more than $150 million, "Alexander" limped to a $33 million gross in…
When Australia's internationally renowned thesps come back to star in Oz films, should there be a cap on their fees? Yes, according to some producers and directors, who worry local budgets can't…
Heading into the Christmas break, many exhibs in Europe were lacking festive cheer. Some had expected "Ocean's Twelve" to mke bigger waves in its debuts, and no one was uplifted by "Andrew Lloyd…
The ravages of fast food take their toll on most, but for indie distribution shingle Roadside Attractions it has proved to be a recipe for success.
The run-up to the bow of a film is pretty formulaic: press conferences and smiling stars at the premiere. The marketing of "A World Without Thieves" shook things up a bit, not to mention simplifying…
Focus Partnership has sold its 10% stake in Italian exhib chain Warner Village Cinemas to its partners Warner Bros. Intl. Cinemas and Village Cinemas, which now each own 50% of the business.
The American Society of Cinematographers has joined the parade away from the Century Plaza Hotel and plans to switch its Feb. 20 awards show to another site due to a union boycott of the hotel.
Koch Lorber Films has picked up all domestic rights to helmer Eran Riklis' feature "The Syrian Bride." Distrib is planning a midyear release in 2005 as "Bride" walks the aisles of various upcoming…