Before the Internet economy flatlined, the Web was hailed as revolutionary force in two respects: It was both a new venue for entertainment viewing and an electronic talent scout.
Imagine a chain of movie theaters featuring projectors without film -- and entertainment other than movies -- and you get the idea behind the budding exhib niche loosely called "private cinema…
Critics can't make or break films, but they did no favors to "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" in its world preem in the U.K., while auds in many other territories didn't need reviews to tell them there's…
As new players continue to emerge on the Italian acquisitions front, a raft of middlemen traditionally active in television sales is snapping up theatrical rights to top-flight indie product, making…
South African visual effects artist Jeremy Hattingh has a jumbo-sized problem -- how to make an elephant swing a helicopter around at the end of a rope.
You'd think that exhib execs -- whose job involves the actual theatrical screening of new releases -- would have a good feel for which pics will be hot and which are likely to tank. Guess again -…
Signaling the arrival of an aggressive new player in the Italian theatrical arena, 01 Distribution, the newly titled joint venture of Italian pubcaster division RAI Cinema and Vivendi's StudioCanal…
Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein has frequently extolled the talents of Martin Scorsese -- never more so than during the making of "Gangs of New York." Miramax is co-financier and domestic…
The Karlovy Vary Film Festival will open its 36th edition with the world premiere of "An American Rhapsody" by Hungarian-born American director Eva Gardos.
Junkets have come to the Internet. Bad Internet buzz on the feature version of "Scooby Doo" has forced Warner Bros. to take the unusual step of flying a bunch of cyber-geeks halfway around the world.