Tension between Gaumont staff and management is running high after a one-day strike Sunday that closed 16 of the exhib's 30 theaters in France.
Marketing maven Peter Rose has decided to ankle his post as exec VP, international marketing, at London-based United Intl. Pictures. It's believed Rose, whose three-year contract ended last month…
Irish thesp Paddy Considine ("A Room for Romeo Brass") has been tapped to topline Jim Sheridan's semiautobiographical project "East of Harlem" for Fox Searchlight.
Oscar-winning producers Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck are to receive the Joseph Plateau Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding work in motion pictures at the Flanders Intl. Film Fest…
Vivendi Universal subsid StudioCanal has taken a 45% stake in leading Spanish film distributor Sogepaq in a deal worth 47 million euros ($40 million).
Negotiators for Hollywood actors and studios, who have have been putting the final touches on an expected film-TV deal, announced early Monday a 10-hour recess in talks.
Charles Stone III is headed back uptown. Stone will take the helm of "Drumline" for Fox 2000, a fish-out-of-water comedy about a street drummer from Harlem.
Smash preems by "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" in Japan, "Shrek" in the U.K. and Mexico and "Pearl Harbor" in Thailand, Holland and Denmark ignited the weekend B.O. in those markets.
Moscow's 23rd Intl. Fest closed Saturday with top honors going to U.S. talent, as Henry Bean's "The Believer" took event's main prize, the Gold St. George.
Off-lot production in Los Angeles remained at a powerful pace in June, reflecting the earlier strategy by studios and nets to stockpile in case actors went on strike.
Vivendi Universal is merging Universal Pictures and European unit StudioCanal to simplify transatlantic coordination of its film and TV operations.