France's leading TV network TF1 and the Pathe group look to be making advances toward the creation of a European major to rival Studio Canal.
Vivian Boyer has ankled her position as Warner Bros. Pictures director of West Coast publicity. Boyer had been with the studio for 14 years. "It's been a long and happy run at Warner Bros.," Boyer…
While U.S. politicos fret over screen violence, an upcoming movie that deals with the contentious subject of rebellious, anarchistic high school students is sparking a similar stir in Japan.
Spurred by diplomatic rapprochement and fueled by hot pop culture products, a new entertainment trading block between Japan and South Korea is emerging.
Regal Entertainment, the movie company that started the "pito-pito" movie trend (quickies produced in about a week's time) in the mid-'90s, is looking to shake up the Philippine kidpic and f/x biz as…
Scribe Linda Woolverton ("Beauty and the Beast") has struck back-to-back writing deals for projects set in Italy: She's been tapped to adapt the Jeff Shapiro novel "Renato's Luck" at Miramax Films…
As the industry braces for a probable Writers Guild of America strike next year, agents are already exploring deals for their writers that may enable them to work abroad regardless of whether there…
Troubled Gotham distrib Unapix Entertainment bit the bullet Tuesday, filing for Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
The 24th Intl. Cairo Film Festival (Nov. 7-19) was a study in contrasts: The theme was romance, with homage paid to sultry Italian sirens Sophia Loren and Ornella Mutiand parties peopled with sexy…
It has wowed filmgoers and critics worldwide for much of 2000. But is "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" an across-the-board Oscar threat? Oscar watchers seem evenly divided, with both supporters and…
Columbia TriStar Italia has pacted with the Rita Rusic Co. and its European-backed financing partner MovieWeb for domestic distribution of its first year's feature slate from 2001. CTSI will release…
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