Miramax/Dimension's "Scary Movie 3" opened scary big with an October-best bow estimated at $49.7 million. Horror spoof's PG-13 rating and super-saturation distribbing helped the David Zucker-helmed…
Matt Carroll has produced 15 films, as well as more than 450 hours of television, in a career spanning nearly 30 years. He knows that getting to make his 16th pic won't be easy at a time when…
He lives in a designer apartment high above the smog in one of the new high-rise buildings, with a glorious vista of the endless city below, drives a pricey sports car and commands presentations of…
Showing great faith in the Chinese film industry, Australia's top sound mixer Roger Savage has opened a Beijing branch of his Soundfirm facility.
Fox Searchlight's wattage getting brighter. Peter Rice -- along with marketing topper Nancy Utley and distrib chief Steve Gilula -- have been raising the stakes at Searchlight, getting into more…
The movies did it this time. Both Sony and Viacom reported less-than-stellar quarterly results last week due to duds like "Gigli" and "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life."
B.O. is languishing in Spain. According to Nielsen EDI, total 2003 B.O. through Oct. 2 dropped 0.2% to E436.6 million ($513.6 million) compared to the same period a year earlier. Admissions were down…
Quentin Tarantino die-hards, who until now have had to study up on their master's chopsocky faves by hunting down old VHS copies of "Duel of the Iron Fist" and "Seven Blows of the Dragon," are in for…
Fuming French majors and irate indies are hell bent on blocking Warner Bros. access to Gallic film production subsidies, as approved by film industry authorities last week.
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The Backlot: The hassle over Oscar screeners is one of those classic cases where the subtext is vastly more interesting than the surface debate.