The last time Ivan Reitman was near the Czech Republic, it was the middle of the night in 1950, outside the Slovakian town of his birth, Komarno. He was 3, and he and his parents -- both Holocaust…
Hollywood is making hay out of a little-known Teutonic tax law. In the past month, Paramount, Universal, Fox and New Line have quietly tapped into $2 billion in production funds from German tax…
In a shift that sees the exit of some of the last exec holdovers of the old Frank Mancuso regime, MGM marketing topper Gerry Rich and distrib boss Larry Gleason will ankle the Lion after former Sony…
When Lou Reed sang, "Don't believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear," he could easily have been crooning about studio marketing practices, which were caught in new improprieties during…
Stein Slyngstad, managing director of Oslo's Onstad Art Museum, has been appointed CEO of the Norwegian Film Fund, the new state institution that will allocate the government's $22 million annual…
South African filmmakers are trying to forge stronger ties with their Canadian counterparts, taking advantage of a co-production treaty signed by their respective governments four years ago.
African filmmakers will converge on the Tanzanian offshore state of Zanzibar on Friday for a two-week festival of film and other arts.
Finland's MRP Rohr and Mattila Productions are in talks with Russia's Lenfilm to co-produce a pic about the life of the father of Finland, Carl Mannerheim, who died in 1951.
In a new export drive, Spain's Institute for Foreign Commerce (ICEX) will commit up to 100,000 euros ($86,000) on P&A for the theatrical release of a Spanish film in a key overseas territory.
With a squeal of tires and a blast of exhaust fumes, "The Fast and the Furious" roared into Cinema Expo Intl. and blew away its audience of Euro exhibs after its turbo-charged Stateside bow last…
"John, John in the Sky" was named best feature at the Method Fest in Pasadena, Calif., while the film's helmer, Jefferson Davis, and star, Romy Rosemont, walked away with director and actress honors.