Helkon Media, the latest publicly-listed German film group to be hit by the economic downturn, is cutting up to 17 staff.
Natalie Brenner has joined FilmFour Ltd. as deputy head of international film sales.
British video sales rose 18% to 122.4 million units in 2001, powered by the DVD boom.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$27.7M Sony / Screen Gems 13.13%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$778,903 Cumulative:$307.3M Disney 34.56%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$703,203 Cumulative:$17.1M Warner Brothers 34.59%
Miramax Films has picked up U.S rights to Pan Nalin's "Samsara," a spiritual romance set against the spectacular backdrop of the Himalayas.
"Shrek" spread the green around the entire video industry last year, racking up retail sales that sailed past "Titanic."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will bestow 21 scientific and technical achievement nods at the Sci-Tech Academy Awards, March 2 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.
In a frenetic start to the B.O. year, the hobbits and Hogwarts minted a combined $70 million overseas last weekend, flanked by a slew of other crowd-pullers including "Ocean's Eleven," "Monsters…
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Muhammad Ali will be feted with the Broadcast Film Critics Assn's inaugural Freedom Award on Friday, during the org's 7th annual Critics' Choice Awards.
Robert Wise, producer-director of pics including "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music," has been tapped to receive the Producers Guild of America's Milestone Award.