There are still four weeks left in the summer, but the season's list of winners and losers is already clearly marked. It has been a summer of surprises. A lot of "surefire" sequels with costs soaring…
Adam Dawtrey -- London Eye
Film biz pundits have been so obsessed with the recent headaches of DreamWorks and Paramount that the studios' newfound love affair has pretty much gone unnoticed.
It's a hot summer at the Japanese box office. For the first time in years, Hollywood pictures crowding Japan's limited number of screens during this all-important season have to cope with some…
"Never say never" is a good rule to follow when predicting whether a studio will make a sequel to a given film. But in the runup to the Aug. 1 opening of "American Wedding," the third installment in…
Anticipating a surge in offshore and local production, two studio complexes being built in Sydney are enlarging their facilities.
Call it blockbuster synergy. Once again this summer, big pic properties helped sell big games, and vice versa. With such ties growing increasingly common, here's a snapshot of the summer's…
This week, 59-year-old English filmmaker Colin Nutley is making his English-speaking debut.
Jim Carrey plays God in "Bruce Almighty," but he's no match for Malaysian bureaucracy.
"The folks who haven't gone off on holiday and are still in town obviously have better things to do than go to the movies," griped one German exhib last week, summing up the sleepy summer season in…
California's fight against runaway production has taken another bullet. Amid cuts aimed to narrow the state's $38 billion budget deficit, the California Film Commission's 2003-04 funding was slashed…