How do you push an ordinary teenybopper Dutch pic over the top so that it beats out even box office topper "Hannibal"?
Paramount Pictures has promoted three veteran execs within its domestic distribution division. Clark Woods has been upped to exec VP, general sales manager; John Hersker to senior veep, assistant…
In the Academy Awards race for best picture, there can be only one winner. But online voters want a split decision.
Ex-Sony Music exec Andreas Kirnberger, German publishing company Eichborn and publisher-producer Achterbahn have launched music distribution and concept company Double Fun.
With more than 40 years in the business, Hong Kong-based Salon Films, a company that provides on-site support services to moviemakers, thought it had been through just about everything -- until the…
United Artists Theatres, the big U.S. exhib that recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorg after a takeover by entertainment entrepreneur Philip Anschutz, posted a narrowed annual loss…
Last week's appellate court decision reversing an $80 million jury award to Francis Ford Coppola over his aborted 1995 "Pinocchio" project at Warners gave Hollywood studios plenty to cheer about -…
ABC rolled out the red carpet last week as its telecast of the Academy Awards -- despite slipping to some of the lowest marks ever -- lifted the net to easy ratings victories.
Aboriginal films are enjoying a renaissance in Oz, but indigenous filmmakers want more "blackfellas" behind the lenses.
Miramax Films has acquired feature rights to the Joshua Ravetch play "Off Sides," which Ravetch will adapt. Pic will be produced by the Film Colony, which has a first-look deal with Miramax. The two…
After basking in the glow of Oscar season, Stephen Gaghan is getting ready to join an even more select group. When shooting starts on Paramount's "Abandon" next month, he'll become one of the few…
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