A deal is being hammered out to put the China Film Corp. on a more commercial footing as it prepares for the loss of its foreign films distribution monopoly in China.
Upping deadlines and fest dates in the face of the impending Salt Lake City Olympics, the Slamdance Film Fest has officially opened its call for entries.
Ridley Scott's international commercial production house, Ridley Scott Associates, is in talks to merge with the commercial production arm of Steve Golin's Anonymous Content.
Carl Franklin is in negotiations to direct the sexy thriller "Out of Time" for MGM, with Neal Moritz's Original Films producing. Pic is slated for a fall start.
L.A.-based entertainment lawyer David Miercort has been appointed senior veep of business affairs for indie financing, sales and production outfit Myriad Pictures.
Barry Diller's USA Networks posted sturdy revenue and cash flow gains for the quarter as rollicking showbiz assets helped offset a soft economy.
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When helmer Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" became the top story in the international film biz this past year, it did more than establish a box office high water mark for foreign-language…
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