Indonesia's beleaguered president B.J. Habibie admits he's never seen an Indonesian film, but his government is taking the first steps to assist the moribund local film industry.
Hoyts Cinemas and Village Roadshow confirmed they are in preliminary discussions to merge their cinema interests in various territories outside Australia, which could see the two exhibs join forces…
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Intl. plans to sail into the international DVD marketplace in September with its first release, "Titanic."
Having cut direct film and TV production subsidies by 30%, Australia's conservative government has at last greenlit a tax plan to raise A$40 million ($25.2 million) for screen production.
Self-appointed leader of the People's Democratic Republic of Television, Michael Moore, once again embarks on a war with the haves on behalf of the have-nots, bringing his guerrilla-style interviews…
On his way to selling Hollywood on a feature version of Gotham real estate mogul Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal," a young wannabe producer is showing his own flair for creative dealmaking.
It's little surprise that Mercury Rev's spacy electronic effort "Deserter's Song" winds up on Richard Branson's V2 label -- it's a valuable update of the progressive-thinking rock bands of the early…
Making one of his first material purchases, actor Leonardo DiCaprio has optioned Kevin Baker's recently published debut novel, "Dreamland," for an undisclosed sum.
Betty Kaplan has signed to direct "Calle Ocho," the first pic from a slate of four being developed by fledgling Miami-based indie Royal Pictures.
Think of them as Trailers Lite. In hopes of increasing the chances that their coming attractions will play as intros to the upcoming "Star Wars" prequel, several studios are considering creating…
Warner Bros. claimed the market share crown Monday, as it pushed ahead of Buena Vista thanks to the opening strength of "The Matrix" and ongoing popularity of "Analyze This."