MORE BUCKS, LESS INFLUX The rise in Christmas week B.O. is mainly due to higher ticket prices. Admissions dipped 6% in 2001, even as grosses set a record at $290 million. Year  …
The power of awards nominations will be put to the test today for a quartet of prestige pics -- "Chicago," "The Hours," "Nicholas Nickleby" and "The Pianist" -- that open amid a perplexing kudos…
The Viardo Agency has inked clients Maverick Films and L.A.-based production company Back 40 Entertainment for public relations, intellectual property management and production representation.
Rialto Pictures will release a newly restored version of Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Cercle Rouge" in early 2003, presented under the imprimatur of Melville fan John Woo.
First Hand Films has boarded Emmy-nommed TV director Javier Diez Moro's English-lingo, docu-style feature "Truth and Lies."
There was no break for intermission and no curtain calls, but otherwise, the Ziegfeld easily could have been mistaken for the Shubert Theater at the Dec. 18 Gotham preem of "Chicago."
The year-end glut of kudos is supposed to narrow the field for Oscar. This year, every new prize seems to confuse the issue further.
Investigative reporter Gus Russo has sold a proposal for the first major biography of Hollywood power broker and mob adviser Sidney Korshak to Bloomsbury USA.
Mexican exhibs are fighting a controversial one-peso (10¢) levy on ticket sales to boost film production funding.
United Filmmakers, the independent production and distribution company founded by Sandy Horowitz and Paul Hunt, has unveiled its development slate of five pictures.
Holding the "Pinocchio" preem in a mall three days before Christmas had its ups and downs. On the downside, splitting the Grove in half with a red carpet added to the general holiday shopping chaos.