A specter is haunting Spain's pic industry -- the specter of TV financing. Since May 1999, Spanish broadcasters have been obliged by law to spend 5% of their revenues financing European pics, most of…
Wolfgang Petersen's recently re-christened Red Cliff Prods. has tapped scribe Patrick Cirillo to adapt the Jeff Deaver novel "Devil's Tear Drop."
Sony Pictures Entertainment is about to become a sequel opportunity employer. Given the B.O. nosedives of many superstar vehicles, the blockbuster-hungry studio is pinning its hopes on a different…
The transitional management team running Warner Bros. Intl. Theatrical Distribution since Edward Frumkes declared he was ankling in May has became permanent. Sue Kroll, 39, Tuesday, was tapped as…
Dismissively dubbed "Thelmita y Luisita" by the Spanish press in San Sebastian, Maria Novaro's entertaining feminist road movie "Leaving No Trace" follows two feisty young women as they travel across…
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…
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