Adam Dawtrey: London Eye
Public investors in studio parents soon will be paying the piper for the summer's movie flops. Sony will take at least a $50 million writedown on "Gigli," its misfire with Revolution Studios. And…
If it's Tuesday, it must be Albuquerque. Fresh from the world premieres of Woody Allen's "Anything Else" at Venice and Robert Altman's "The Company" in Toronto, the U.K.'s Capitol Films continued its…
Peter Bart: The Backlot
Those rampaging "Pirates of the Caribbean" grabbed most of the B.O. booty last week, leaving few pieces of silver for other titles. That underlines a recurring problem for exhibs: little or no…
Studio execs were chattering last week about Wesley Clark -- not the retired general who leapt into the presidential race Sept. 17, but his son, prolific screenwriter Wesley Jr.
Argentine exhibitor Sociedad Anonima Cinematografica has grouped its theaters under the brand Atlas Cines in a bid to boost attendance as ticket sales recover from the country's worst economic crisis…
Manager Rick Siegel is on a Big Fat Mission. The head of Hollywood-based Marathon Entertainment has gone to the mat with "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Nia Vardalos and the state of California over…
A gathering of the European Digital Cinema Forum and a raft of conferences on D-cinema wrapped the 27th edition of the Intl. B'casting Convention, pushing the IBC toward its goal of throwing off its…
When "Infernal Affairs" was released, director Alan Mak didn't have high-profile successes the way his co-director Andrew Lau (of the "Young and Dangerous" series) did. He claimed five films as a…
On Sept. 18, the board approved a move to drop the "AOL" from Time Warner. It was a cosmetic step, but symbolic of the changes reverberating through every branch of the world's largest media company.