Polish box office was up by almost 40% last year, with 27 million tickets sold in the country of 39 million people, according to the territory's Committee for Cinema.
The Boston-born, L.A.-based band Powerman 5000 sports a loud and crude style that mixes the simplest elements of industrial, funk, new wave, metal and rap, and then coats it all with a cartoonish…
The Cannes Conference Series, an international entertainment industry symposium, will make its debut at this year's Cannes Film Festival, to be held May 10-21.
A textbook case in which the parts are greater than the whole, "Gun Shy" alternately hits its target and fires blanks as the latest comedy crime pic to explore the vulnerabilities of tough guys.
Kevin Spacey starrer "The Big Kahuna" will kick off the 15th annual Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, which has packed 20 world and 16 U.S. preems in its screening lineup.
New Line Cinema has seized domestic distribution rights to writer-director Todd Solondz's untitled next project, to be produced by Gotham-based Christine Vachon and Ted Hope.
Paramount has paid six figures for the screen rights to "The Man Who Loved Cat Burgling," an article by Skip Hollandsworth that appears in the February issue of Texas Monthly, for Lynda Obst Prods…
Robert Friedman, former prexy of the AMC Entertainment Motion Picture Group, has signed on as a consultant to production house Ray-Art Studios.
Investment in U.K.-based film production rose 35% in 1999 to £574.4 million ($919 million), thanks entirely to a surge of foreign-financed pics shooting in Britain.
Not satisfied with reforming television networks, NAACP topper Kweisi Mfume is setting his sights on Hollywood's film studios and agencies.
Runaway production from the United States helped drive film and TV production spending in the Canadian province of Ontario to a record high of C$934 million ($646 million). The 1999 production total…