John Malone created a monster. Between 1999 and 2002, the U.S. media mogul bought 40 service companies including key SoHo post-production outfits Rushes, Todd-AO and St Anne's Post.
What does a phone company do with its digital hardware to make a bit of extra cash? Turn it into the world's largest animation studio.
How many words does it take to make a Czech film service producer start twitching? Four: "Cold Mountain" and "film incentives." Romania and Hungary are leading the drive to entice Hollywood coin…
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Coming off the busiest year on record and heading straight into a winter 2004 slump, Prague production houses are wondering if they've lost their edge.
Anything that saves location managers shoe leather when scouting for filming sites is a precious thing, particularly when so much work may never make it to celluloid. Savvy location managers are…
One of the surest indicators of the depth of California's budget crisis is the state's film commission. Even though Arnold Schwarzenegger's been governor since November, the 19-year-old agency…
Freeway Park, Universal's latest back lot addition, has all the charm of Everytown, USA. Constructed for Will Ferrell's "Kicking and Screaming," the five-acre location includes a tree-lined street…
With its Oscar sweep, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" confirmed New Zealand's prime position on the production map. But the Kiwis are just one of many international locales vying for…
In one of the few high-profile Sept. 11-themed pickups, Columbia has optioned Richard A. Clarke's White House memoir "Against All Enemies" for ex-Sony Pictures chairman and Col-based producer John…
Marking a step into the American indie arena as a company known primarily for handling foreign-lingo fare, Wellspring has pacted to come on board as co-producer and acquire worldwide distrib rights…
The obsession over "The Passion of the Christ" extends well beyond the box office: According to a new study, the country's top 10 newspapers couldn't churn out copy fast enough on the subject.