"Ali" stung like a bee on Christmas, recording a $10.2 million perf on its first day in the ring, smashing a record for pics opening on Dec. 25. But Sony's boxing biopic failed to dethrone "Lord of…
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences controller Otto Spoerri is set to retire Monday, after a 23-year run.
The Middle East's film industry is losing $15 million every year due to video piracy, according to statistics from the video distributors of American and Egyptian films.
Norwegian distribbery SF Norge has taken a major stake in new local production house Monster Media.
It's crunch time for moviegoers in Norway. Films may not be released locally after New Year's Eve, when the agreement between the Norwegian Distributors Association and Film & Kino, which reps…
Ripples from September's tragedies continue to wash over the world of film festivals. Faced with reduced levels of sponsorship and increased difficulty in transporting prints and filmmakers…
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.