There are still four weeks left in the summer, but the season's list of winners and losers is already clearly marked. It has been a summer of surprises. A lot of "surefire" sequels with costs soaring…
Adam Dawtrey -- London Eye
Film biz pundits have been so obsessed with the recent headaches of DreamWorks and Paramount that the studios' newfound love affair has pretty much gone unnoticed.
Call it blockbuster synergy. Once again this summer, big pic properties helped sell big games, and vice versa. With such ties growing increasingly common, here's a snapshot of the summer's…
California's fight against runaway production has taken another bullet. Amid cuts aimed to narrow the state's $38 billion budget deficit, the California Film Commission's 2003-04 funding was slashed…
Bollywood, it seems, likes doing things not just in twos but in threes. Last year three pics hit the screens within weeks of each other that feature the life of legendary Indian outlaw Bhagat Singh.
"The folks who haven't gone off on holiday and are still in town obviously have better things to do than go to the movies," griped one German exhib last week, summing up the sleepy summer season in…
Gas masks, lights, cameras, action! When Israeli director Avi Nesher decided to shoot on native soil for the first time in nearly two decades, he hadn't counted on the outbreak of war in Iraq.
"Never say never" is a good rule to follow when predicting whether a studio will make a sequel to a given film. But in the runup to the Aug. 1 opening of "American Wedding," the third installment in…
The road to Hollywood is paved with rich civilians who wanted into the film biz. Following are some of the most prominent of the last few decades.