Everything at Cannes is larger than life, including the participants. From May 15-26, key players in the pic biz -- filmmakers, distributors, critics, executives, actors, agents -- will converge…
When the erudite Good Machine founder James Schamus and his sales sidekick David Linde struck a deal with Vivendi Universal to run the studio's specialty unit Focus ten days ago, the message was…
Weaving a screenplay out of "Spider-Man's" torturous development arc and shepherding the comicbook adaptation to its historic $114.8 million bow created a veritable web of intrigue. And no single…
The modern-day exhibition business in Thailand is only 10 years old, but it seems the terrible teens are setting in already.
Matt Wolf: Strands
The NFL and independent film festivals are seldom mentioned together, but a page borrowed from the league's playbook could lead to a big score in both publicity and paydays for several smaller fests.
Spain's fragmented exhibition sector has taken a sharp step towards concentration. Two of the most powerful international exhibition loops, Warner Bros. Int. Theatres (WBIT) and United Cinemas Intl…
Canuck auteur Atom Egoyan's latest film, "Ararat," hasn't even opened yet, but it's drawing considerable heat from the worldwide Turkish community, which disputes the director's views on the massacre…
It's taken a healthy injection of Australian expertise combined with the persistence of two local distributors, but the battle to stem homevideo piracy in Indonesia is finally making headway.
Two Australian distribbers recently trumpeted that they had made their "largest financial contribution ever" to a feature film on their slate -- and in the process they have taken greater control of…
A $20 million TV mini-series based on the classic French tale "Dangerous Liaisons" has been plunged into financial peril, following the recent decision by the U.K government to remove tax breaks from…