Fear not: The seasonal B.O. slowdown in many markets abroad looks short-lived, thanks partly to "Panic Room," which began its international campaign over the weekend with top-ranked bows in eight…
As film commissions from around the world amassed for their 17th Locations Trade Show in Santa Monica, Gov. Gray Davis announced appointments to the California Film Commission.
Phoenix Pictures has paid low-six figures to acquire Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan's script "Black Autumn" to be produced through Phoenix-based O/Z Films.
Boomer pics are booming. Paramount's older-skewing psychological thriller "Changing Lanes" sped past Sony's "Panic Room" to open at No. 1 with an estimated $17.6 million in weekend box office.
If it's good enough for the Terminator, it's good enough for ex-con-turned-producer Walter T. Shaw. "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" begins production April 15 in Los Angeles -- not in Canada, as…
Cinema marquees in many territories resembled a Hollywood end-of-season clearance sale last week as "Collateral Damage" was unloaded in the U.K., John Travolta's dud "Domestic Disturbance" made…
If you want to catch the London film crowd on the way down to Cannes next month, don't go looking in the British Airways lounge at Heathrow, where a return to Nice costs at least $250, but head for…
For those biting their nails while waiting to hear from the Cannes Film Festival, save some for later: The Official Selection won't be announced until April 24 and it's likely the selection committee…
Westwood is shrinking -- at least the part Hollywood cares about. Theaters in the UCLA-adjacent neighborhood are aging noticeably and fewer movies are playing there due to some key screens going dark.
Japanese film production is on the rise, thanks to the rebirth of Japan's oldest film studio Shochiku, and the niche consciousness of relative newcomers like Gaga Communications. But whether a…