Columbia TriStar India is slowly increasing its distribution ops in the country. In 1999, it had success with "Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi," and is doing well this year with Mira Nair's "Monsoon Wedding,"…
With Korean movies snagging more than 40% of local B.O. and homegrown hits bringing seven-digit profits to producers, Koreans are realizing that movies can be as good as gold to investors.
Box office is the measure of success weekend by weekend, but studio reputations are made with market share.
With a new production company, a TV deal with the U.K.'s Granada, access to a $90 million film fund, a couple of recent big-name productions and an ambitious project for young filmmakers, Studio…
As 2001 winds down and critics begin to release their "best of" lists, it's a good time to acknowledge Shari Redstone as the entertainment executive of the year.
Fueled by local B.O. successes and a red-hot pan-Asian market, the Thai film biz is ramping up.
In 2001, local Euro films managed to make themselves heard over the "Shreks" and "Pearl Harbors" coming out of the Hollywood studios.
An epic tale of colonial India stuffed with song-and-dance numbers -- de rigueur in Bollywood films -- "Lagaan" has turned into an unlikely blockbuster for distrib Sony Entertainment Television…
Hollywood's completion bond industry is going through one of its periodic contraction spasms, but this time there's an indirect connection to the Sept. 11 disasters.
Bollywood has returned to Afghanistan in a blaze of color and sound, much to the relief of Indian filmmakers who lost an important market when the Taliban imposed its strict anti-entertainment regime…
With the ink drying on its deal to buy Initial Entertainment Group, Intermedia may be turning its attentions to acquiring Spyglass Entertainment.