Slowly but surely, legit homevideo distribs and merchants are gaining a foothold in a market that traditionally has been dominated by pirates.
A NOVEL ABOUT AN OBSCURE, fantastically talented golfer has been rescued from near obscurity by Miramax Films and Doubleday. J. Michael Vernon’s “The Greatest Player Who Never Lived: A Golf Story”…
Happy days -- or at least a lot of less miserable ones -- are here again. Exhibs breathed a little easier here at ShoWest, feeling that the worst of their fiscal woes is behind them. Yet Jack Valenti…
Paramount Pictures has paid high-six against low-seven figures to purchase "Personal Shopping" for Scott Rudin Prods. "Shopping," written by Brit scribe Tim Sullivan, who will also direct, is an…
Austria's fascination with death is paying off at the box office. "Come, Sweet Death," the comedy-thriller by popular director Wolfgang Murnberger, has racked up 215,000 admissions on its way to the…
Intermedia has agreed to buy Largo Entertainment's library of 25 pics for an undisclosed sum believed to be between $10 million and $15 million.
Advertisers often talk about taking their message straight into consumers' living rooms. At last week's ShoWest, DreamWorks did the next best thing. The company had promotional trinkets for two of…
Spyglass Entertainment has come on board to co-finance the Steve Gaghan drama "Abandon" with Paramount Pictures. Gaghan, whose star has been on the rise since penning "Traffic," makes his directorial…
While the film biz is usually hog heaven for party animals, this Oscar night may belong to the party poopers.
Distrib SearchParty Films may be in the market for a new name.
While the U.S. B.O. soared in the first two months of this year, it's been a seesaw ride for exhibs and distribs in key offshore markets. France, Australia and Italy saw healthy upswings while…