"Master and Commander's" British naval Captain Jack Aubrey braved the high seas and fought the Napoleonic wars in a single ship. So you'd have thought his producers would have had similar brio.
New film industry directives due to take effect Dec. 1 will dramatically change the way both domestic and Sino-foreign productions are financed and regulated.
Director Denys Arcand displayed just the right touch of passion, humility, and humor when speaking at the Variety Screening Series Q&A session Nov. 10 following "The Barbarian Invasions" showcase…
A clutch of attractive projects were presented at the fourth Ibero-American Co-Production Forum, a three-day minimart that wrapped Nov. 11 aimed at structuring pic co-productions between Latin…
Plenty of films wow 'em at festivals and test screenings only to languish without proper distribution.
Japanese director, screenwriter and entertainer Takeshi Kitano's "Zatoichi" has been selected as the opening film of the Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam, which will begin its 12-day run Jan. 21.
Kjell Grede's first feature in 17 years has not been worth the wait. A study of two childhood friends whose paths cross again many years later, "Make Believe" is an incoherent, often confusing…
TRENCH WARFARE While a typical tentpole’s opening weekend can account for more than 35% of its final gross, recent historical war epics behave differently. With the notable exception of…
Paramount TV Distribution has sold three movies, led by hit comedy "School of Rock," to a group of networks in various shared windows for a strapping overall license fee of about $19 million.
MGM has made a preemptive buy of "Henry Bates and the Sorcerer's Balls" -- a spoof of the "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings" franchises. Studio is looking to conjure up a fantasy parody in the…