Veteran producer Peter Katz has pacted with the Columbia U. School of the Arts to conduct the Intl. Film Institute of New York's 2003 summer session of its intensive filmmaking workshop.
New Line Cinema has signed a deal with wireless publisher Jamdat Mobile to create games, ring tones and other entertainment for cell phones and similar devices based on the first two of the studio's…
Online movie provider CinemaNow announced it has created a global consortium of Web sites tied to entertainment and telecom firms that can provide localized video-on-demand and subscription…
Gov. Gray Davis has proposed slicing $2.1 million from the Film California First incentive program as part of dozens of recommended spending cuts to narrow the state's $21 billion deficit.
In a sign of confidence in the virtually untapped potential of the Chinese exhibition market, Hong Kong-based CinemaWorks has unveiled plans to build eight multiplexes on the mainland.
Wanna catch the new "Lord of the Rings" before it opens in cinemas later this month? That's easily done if you live in, or visit, China and some other Asian markets -- and you're not worried about…
Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Sr. were once again linked in Hollywood last week, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences dedicated the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, which…
In a bid to tap into the growing Hispanic marketplace, video distrib Maverick Entertainment has formed niche label Maverick Latino, with the first releases slated for January.
James Bond took his own advice this weekend, as MGM 007 actioner "Die Another Day" delayed its demise atop the box office rankings with a third straight No. 1 perf.
"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" -- we'll call it "Harry 2" -- is proving to be a champion sprinter but less of a stayer as MGM's Bond sequel -- released a week or so later is some…
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