French giant Vivendi and its subsidiary Canal Plus put down a $30 billion bid for Seagram on Tuesday and an announcement of the deal could come as early as next week.
Special effects powerhouse Industrial Light & Magic said Monday it plans to expand extensively into the animation business, creating a slate of computer-generated films and television shows as…
If nothing else, "A Real Young Lady" -- Catherine Breillat's first film, shot in 1975, but never released because her producer went bankrupt -- proves that the signature ingredients of all her…
Upstart banner Key Films has secured a stake in a number of international productions, including new features from Lasse Hallstrom, Mira Nair and Lisanne Skyler. Key was set up in 1999 by Kermit…
U.S. movie exhibitor Loews Cineplex Entertainment will enter the Japanese market, with plans to initially build five multiplexes, a Japanese financial daily reported over the weekend. Foreign…
Miramax Films has closed a deal for the film and television rights to Gay and Laney Salisbury's nonfiction novel "Ice Bound" for producer Richard Gladstein to produce via his FilmColony shingle…
The 2001 holidays will be a heady time for Toy Biz, the toy division of Marvel Enterprises. The subsidiary, which already holds licensing rights to the fall 2001 Sony release "Spider-Man," has just…
New-media company Threshold Entertainment has started production on its first digitally animated feature film "Foodfight!" after raising $50 million in equity financing.
Mexican exhib Cinemex has completed the purchase of rival General Cinema, giving the company just over a quarter of the country's box office market share.
Columbia Pictures' "The Patriot" will get a primetime hour on the History Channel June 29 featuring interviews with stars Mel Gibson, Heath Lodger and Jason Isaacs, and director Roland Emmerich.