Despite early skepticism that greeted Miramax's announcement that it would release Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" in two parts, buzz on the pic following recent press screenings is that the two-part…
The overseas market has become increasingly picky when it comes to American blockbusters, but there's one homegrown genre that remains dear to European hearts: smut.
This time last year, cinema operators had little to be happy about. World Cup fervor had robbed them of summer audiences, and autumn film offerings were weak.
Talk to studio chiefs and they express disdain for "vanity deals." Scan a list of studio production pacts, and these are the most evanescent. Why, then, are vanity deals proliferating? Studios now…
The overseas B.O. generally drifted on a sea of mediocrity last week, sustained by rollicking holdover biz by "Pirates of the Caribbean" and impressive local entries in France, Spain, Germany and…
On Sept. 24 Angelenos chose Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman in "Runaway Jury" over Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arianna Huffington et al in a TV debate, proving that there are still some things that…
Both sides in the unending battle of wills between distribs and exhibs seem to be playing hardball these days - with the public.
Australian audiences have lost faith in local films after a couple of poor years for Oz cinema, says development exec Duncan Thompson, voicing a common industry view.
Adam Dawtrey: London Eye
Spanish pride shone brightly midway through the 51st Donostia-San Sebastian Int. Film Festival, which wrapped Sept. 27.
Mexico's small indie market apparently has enough room for one more distrib. Film House made its debut at the recently concluded Toronto Intl. Film Festival, wasting no time in snatching up rights to…