Joel Silver is a producer who likes to think and talk big. But even he finds himself marveling at the action surrounding Warner Bros.' "Matrix" franchise.
The season of the franchise juggernauts -- "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "Die Another Day" -- has abated and a new trio is thriving on the oxygen…
For the movie biz, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled just in the nick of time, deciding last week to uphold a new law extending the life of a copyright.
Entering its second decade at Paramount, Cruise/Wagner is intent on redefining the notion of a vanity deal.
Talk about a roller-coaster ride: A couple of years ago, New Line was struggling. Everyone was talking about the "Town and Country" debacle. Yet the personal fortune of founder Bob Shaye was soaring…
Swedish regional film center Film i Vast will add a nearly 4,000-square-foot studio to its Trollhattan facilities to meet demand from an increasing number of productions and to accommodate larger…
If there's any trend with Oscar candidates this year, it's blurring lines. Aside from the confusion in the actors' race, there are other bewildering areas.
Underscoring a mini-boom of Argentine films in Spain, Horacio Urban's Madrid-based sales company Urban Films has sold a trio of Argentine pics to Spain.
After ignoring the commercial possibilities of animated films for years, the French have gone back to the drawing board. Five French toons are due out this year, and 15 more are in the works…
Entertainment entrepreneur Robert Bucksbaum is turning a well-preserved, 62-year-old L.A. movie emporium into a research lab for exhibition experiments.