Throttled by recession and climatic woes, Germany's 2002 box office take of S922.7 million ($966.65 million) failed to equal 2001's record-setting revenues, at least in the local currency.
Merchant bank president and former CEO of Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest empire Ubaldo Livolsi has been appointed managing director of Cinecitta Holding.
MGM has closed a deal to turn the John Ridley novel "A Conversation With the Mann" into a feature that will be directed by George Tillman Jr. and produced by Robert Teitel, the State Street Pictures…
Intermedia has greenlit "Me Again," with Bruce Willis set to star and Dean Parisot to direct. The drama, a co-production between Cheyenne Enterprises and Hartswood Films, will begin production in…
Not bad for an "ancillary" business: Last year, DVDs helped drive the domestic video industry to a monstrous $20.3 billion. Consumers spent $12.1 billion to buy movies on DVD or VHS, and $8.2 billion…
Having achieved success with a vivisection of the illegal narcotics trade in 2000's "Traffic," producer Laura Bickford is now developing a new feature about the conflicts within the legal…
James Cardwell has been named president of Warner Home Video, replacing Warren Lieberfarb, who was ousted Dec. 20.
Not every festival can be Sundance. But in the absence of indie sizzle, Oscar buzz is an increasingly valued commodity for less-tested fests.
Please go early -- that's the message from Directors Guild prexy Martha Coolidge to the town's writers and actors. In her new year's letter to the 12,000 DGA members, Coolidge strongly suggested that…
It's definitely the year of the digital character as a cast of computer-generated beings are featured prominently in the seven pics tapped to compete in February for the visual f/x Oscar nom.
Columbia Pictures has optioned a book proposal on the war in Afghanistan by journalist Doug Stanton for producer Mace Neufeld.