New state distribution company Rossissky Kino Prokat is developing public-private partnerships that will extend its reach.
Brazil's President Fernando Henrique Cardoso has upped taxes and fees on U.S. films and programming coming into the country. But the landmark executive order regulating the film and TV sectors, which…
Omnicom Group has purchased Davie Brown Entertainment, a West Los Angeles-based marketing firm specializing in product placement, celebrity endorsements and entertainment tie-ins.
With her Toronto Intl. Film Festival world premiere pic "The Safety of Objects" generating acquisitions interest here, helmer Rose Troche has committed to her next project -- "Lucinda's Changed."
Finance, production and sales shingle Myriad Pictures has flashed the greenlight for "Rain Falls," a $9 million pic with Christian Slater, Amanda Peet, Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane ("61*")…
Sony Pictures Classics has struck first blood at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, snagging North American rights to Iranian filmmaker Babak Payami's "Secret Ballot."
Coming off a generally hot summer box office, most major markets have enjoyed a rousing kickoff to the fall, driven chiefly by "Planet of the Apes," "Jurassic Park III," "A Knight's Tale" and "Rush…
Los Angeles and London-based financier and distributor Winchester Films has acquired worldwide rights to "Scorched," directed by Gavin Grazer and starring John Cleese, Woody Harrelson, Alicia…
Director Mira Nair's comedy-romance about the chaotic preparations for a Punjabi family marriage ceremony, "Monsoon Wedding," took top honors Saturday at the 58th Venice Intl. Film Festival, marking…
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" went the whole nine yards in Deauville on Sunday night, winning the American Film Festival's Grand Prix.