The Backlot: In his quest to find a successor to Sherry Lansing, Tom Freston might take incidental note of this fact: It was just 40 years ago that history's most successful studio regime first…
Ever go shopping for a cashmere sweater and find Andrew Lloyd Webber instead? Unsuspecting Bloomingdale's customers found the composer packed between clothing racks Nov. 18.
Competition among distribs in Australia is set to become even fiercer as video distrib Magna Pacific has begun acquiring and releasing pics theatrically and New Zealand-based Rialto Entertainment has…
"Henker" ("The Headsman"), a complex medieval tale about a compassionate village executioner who takes on the Catholic Church, attracted an impressive team of veteran independent producers from…
Less than 48 hours before the beginning of the long, lucrative Thanksgiving weekend, Miramax decided "Finding Neverland" wasn't ready for its national break.
Biz slumped in the U.K., France, Germany and Italy last week, but it was destined to be a temporary lull as "The Incredibles" invaded Italy and Spain and rolled out nationwide in Blighty and France…
Since Bollywood is one of the world's largest film industries, it's no surprise that export of Bollywood product has become as important to Indian producers as selling U.S. films abroad is to…
The Hollywood studios and U.K. film producers are bracing themselves for another crackdown on tax financing for British movies, which would substantially increase the cost of shooting in the U.K.
A Paris court has ruled that Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "A Very Long Engagement" is really a Hollywood movie, and therefore not sufficiently French to qualify for public subsidies.
The UK Film Council will award £70,000 ($130,000) to UK and European sales companies working on behalf of UK pics premiering internationally at the Sundance, Rotterdam and Berlin fests, it was…
A standout this year at Cannes' Un Certain Regard, Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll's "Whisky" took the Golden Columbus pic and director honors at the 30th Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival.