The 69th Mifed (Nov. 3 to 7) appears to have taken the heat out of the embryonic campaign for a fall American Film Market by putting on a competent show this year.
With strings of Bollywood flops in tow and the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan about to start, Indian exhibitors have decided to opt for Hollywood fare for their Diwali season.
This sounds nothing like your basic, buttoned-up Warner Bros. Pictures business plan, but here's the deal on a new $56 million movie about the Civil War, "Gods and Generals."
The majority of cinema operators failed to reap big enough rewards from an eight-week $3.20 ticket promotion in September and October to extend it.
It's year two at Hogwarts for Warners' "Harry Potter" pics, and the studio is hoping that a more mature wizard can conjure B.O. magic with both kids and older auds.
With interest in Hollywood's affairs riding high among consumers, you'd think readers would be grabbing for film-buff mags like popcorn.
Dutch films, for the second year in a row, and somewhat unexpectedly, are set to take close to 10% of the domestic box office this year.
While "Red Dragon," "XXX," and "The Ring" kept the B.O. humming last week, some exhibs griped that distribs were unloading a slew of titles before the arrival of the holiday season blockbusters.
Studio production pacts have left the ICU and are in stable condition. Between 1998 and February 2002, the Hollywood majors on average slashed producing pacts by an astonishing 30%. Now things are…
Eduard Cortes' portrayal of a false yuppie, "La vida de nadie" (Nobody's Life), Luis Maria Guell's experimental "Nudos" and Xavier Villaverde's thriller "13 Campanadas" (When the Bell Chimed 13th)…