British video sales rose 18% to 122.4 million units in 2001, powered by the DVD boom.
Miramax Films has picked up U.S rights to Pan Nalin's "Samsara," a spiritual romance set against the spectacular backdrop of the Himalayas.
"Shrek" spread the green around the entire video industry last year, racking up retail sales that sailed past "Titanic."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will bestow 21 scientific and technical achievement nods at the Sci-Tech Academy Awards, March 2 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.
In a frenetic start to the B.O. year, the hobbits and Hogwarts minted a combined $70 million overseas last weekend, flanked by a slew of other crowd-pullers including "Ocean's Eleven," "Monsters…
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Muhammad Ali will be feted with the Broadcast Film Critics Assn's inaugural Freedom Award on Friday, during the org's 7th annual Critics' Choice Awards.
Robert Wise, producer-director of pics including "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music," has been tapped to receive the Producers Guild of America's Milestone Award.
Three Swedish features shared the main nominations as the Swedish Film Institute Monday announced the candidates for the 2001 Golden Bugs, the local equivalent of the Oscars.
Universal Pictures Intl. has confirmed that 2001 was the best year ever in international video distribution for both Universal Pictures and DreamWorks.
Germany had a record-breaking box office last year thanks to a dramatic end-of-the-year boost from "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."