Just as Thanksgiving marks the time for Hollywood studios to wheel out their holiday hopefuls, so does the Eid-Al-Fitr holiday mark the time for Arab film producers to unload their big cinematic guns.
Before "Closer" unspooled Nov. 22 at the Village Theater, helmer Mike Nichols cautioned the aud: "For those who are here for the 'SpongeBob' screening, you are so in the wrong theater."
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…
After conquering the videogame world yet again with the recent release of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, the game's creator Hideo Kojima is finally thinking about invading Hollywood as well.
With American soldiers poised to go to war in Iraq, it wasn't the perfect time to be pitching a movie about an arms dealer.
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