French theater admissions for the first seven months of 2001 stood at 132 million, up 9% on the same period last year, the French Exhibitors' Federation (FNCF) said Monday.
Attendance was up at the 16-day Vancouver Intl. Film Festival, which closed Friday. This is in contrast to last month's Toronto film festival, where attendance had been hit hard by the Sept. 11…
Organizers of the 4th Intl. Film Festival in Mumbai are eyeing "Bandits," from producer Ashok Amritraj, as the fest's opening-night film.
Danish director Lone Scherfig's "Italian for Beginners" won the grand prize at the 17th Warsaw Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday.
Universal Pictures Intl. has launched its own video distribution operations in Japan, Korea and Brazil. Move follows the expiration of U's previous distribution agreement with CIC Video, the former…
German distrib Helkon Media is entering a long-term program of cooperation with private web RTL II that covers 35 feature films.
Eric Bana will play the title role in Ang Lee's "The Incredible Hulk," Universal's big-budget adaptation of the Marvel Comics franchise. Bana's emergence as the favorite for a much-coveted job was…
The AFI Film Festival has announced its lineup for the 2001 edition of the event, selecting 114 films from 1,768 entries. Submissions increased by 25% over 2000.
Miramax Intl. and Good Machine Intl., two important sales companies in the indie marketplace, have pulled out of the upcoming Mifed mart in Milan.
Blondes and redheads shared the fun and B.O. spoils over the weekend as "Legally Blonde" went to the top of the class in Australia and "Moulin Rouge" had full-throated debuts in Spain and three…