Italy's cash-rich publisher group De Agostini will acquire by the end of the year a Spanish art pics distributor and exhibitor, consolidating its strategy of investment in the audiovisual sector…
Momentum Pictures has pre-bought U.K. rights to Paul Morrison's "Wondrous Oblivion," the second film to be bankrolled by Michael Kuhn's new production shingle.
Sony's sci-fi laffer "Men in Black 2" rocketed past weekend B.O. competish for a second straight sesh with an estimated $25 million -- the first repeat winner in five weeks.
Summertime, and the grading is easy. Any review of box office perfs has its share of hits and misses, but there are remarkably few failing grades on this summer's mid-season report card.
Was 2001 a freak year, or should Hollywood start freaking out? Last year, foreign rentals for the majors dropped 7% to $2.2 billion. In Europe alone, the market share for American movies fell from…
School vacations in some markets combined with the offshore launches of "Men in Black II" and continuing rollouts of "Minority Report," "Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones," "Spider-Man" and…
Australia's film festivals are grappling to stay afloat in the face of rising costs, dwindling sponsorship, a crowded worldwide circuit and the international airline crisis which claimed Australia's…
Disney is paving the musical route less taken this summer: Releasing an animated film with a soundtrack of licensed songs, and following it with a live-action feature that boasts all originals on the…
The Mouse House is bullish on bears. Walt Disney Co. is confident its live-action musical comedy "The Country Bears" will prove its synergistic muscle is at work. Bowing July 26, pic is based on the…
Stung by its plunging stock price and criticism from some institutional investors, Village Roadshow Ltd. is moving fast on numerous fronts to try to improve its balance sheet and restore investor…
Los Angeles is a valet kind of town, so it's not surprising that studios are beginning to take advantage of the parking process to promote their pics.