Canadian film distributor Alliance Atlantis announced Friday that it has renewed its distribution agreement with Focus Features to handle all Focus pics in Canada.
Spanish exhib Cinebox opened its first multiplex in Brazil on Dec. 12. Cinebox has 11 plexes in Spain and one in Venezuela, said the group's local marketing and programming director Rosa Maria…
French cinema set a record in overseas attendance in the first 11 months of 2002, according to Unifrance. French pics sold 40.2 million tickets in foreign territories, bringing home e218 million…
The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and HBO have launched the Comedy Film Honors, the first awards dedicated to comedy film.
The Sundance Institute has selected 12 projects for the annual Screenwriters Lab, a five-day writer's workshop that takes place Jan. 10-15 at the Sundance Village in Utah.
The newly formed Seattle Film Critics org has tapped "Far From Heaven" as best pic of the year, with the film earning honors in five other categories, including director (Todd Haynes) and actress…
IFC Films is giving Greenwich Village's venerable Waverly Theater a new lease on life and a new brand. The Cablevision-owned, digitally distributed independent film channel and its distrib arm IFC…
"Rings" played box office lord, while the competish ganged up on "Gangs." New Line's sequel fantasy "Lord of the Rings: Two Towers" grossed an estimated $61.5 million atop the weekend B.O. for a…
Matt Wolf: Strands
They're an elite group. They make as much as $2 million per gig. In some situations they pull down $250,000 a week. They're courted by superstars. Agents return their phone calls.
There was an inevitable lull at the overseas B.O. last week, as few distribs were brave (or foolish) enough to release films before "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" was due to blast off in 25…