A boy wizard transfixed the Brits, but B.O. magicians were in short supply in most other markets last week, although "The Others" spooked lots of Aussies and "Scary Movie 2's" ribald humor tickled…
"Ned Kelly," starring Heath Ledger and directed by Gregor Jordan, will be the first film to be produced by WTA, the new Australian arm of Working Title Films.
Powerhouse Italian distributor Medusa Film has finalized its agreement with financially ailing competitor the Cecchi Gori Group, paying a reported 68 billion lire ($34 million) for theatrical and TV…
Miramax has optioned Jane Heller's romantic thriller "Name Dropping." Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, who adapted "Legally Blonde," will write the script.
Despite earlier profit warnings, Constantin Film more than doubled sales in the third quarter to 40.9 million euros ($36 million), up 23.4 million euros on last year, thanks to its surprise hit "Der…
You're a box office wizard, Harry. Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" etched its name in movieland history over the weekend with a record estimated bow of $93.5 million.
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" appears to be in record box-office territory after just one day of U.S. release. Warner Bros. has not yet divulged any official estimates, but exhibitors and…
Full of unpretentious virtues but a little low on spark, "The Dutchman's Island," helming debut by erstwhile producer, distributor and film journalist Siegfried Monleon, exploits its old-fashioned…
The sociological phenomenon of young Italian males unable to make the transition from carefree student years to adulthood, career, responsibility and commitment has preoccupied no end of…
A low-key, moving docu about love and loss, "The Voice of Ljudmila" tells of a woman whose husband died as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe during the '80s. Helmer Gunnar Bergdahl…