A flagging economy hasn't dulled the appetite among media players of all types for mergers and acquisitions. But Toronto tech company Itemus' recent purchase of the Shooting Gallery is proof that the…
Twentieth Century Fox has upped the release date for its upcoming laffer "Black Knight" to Nov. 21. Pic, which is currently in post production, was expected to bow in 2002.
A series of local hit films has ended Hollywood's 15-year domination of the French box office -- and upped admissions by 10% in the first half of this year.
Belgian helmers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, who directed the controversial 1999 Cannes Palme d'Or winner "Rosetta," are set to helm and co-produce "Le Fils" (The Son) with French production outfit…
The drama isn't just onscreen at the 36th Karlovy Vary Film Festival. In an emotional moment, Slovak-born helmer Ivan Reitman confessed he had harbored anger against the country he was forced to…
Troubled distrib Kinowelt Medien is folding its Jugend Film theatrical distribution unit into its core distribution entity, Kinowelt Filmverleih.
Preliminary first-half revenues at Germany's VCL Film + Medien climbed 168% to 51 million euros ($43 million), with $23 million coming from subsid Scanbox Entertainment.
It seems fitting that the Internet's most pirated movie in June was "Snatch." According to New York-based digital copyright enforcement company MediaForce, more than 1 million pics were pirated…
Indie producer Jeff Kleeman has paid low-six figures to option the feature film rights to "Holding Fire," a novel by Elissa Wald.
While he's best known for playing scary guys, Robert De Niro is negotiating to star in "Scared Guys," a Columbia Pictures comedy in which he'll play an obsessive-compulsive agoraphobic forced to…
Catherine Zeta-Jones is in early negotiations to star in "Chicago," Miramax's adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Bob Fosse musical. Zeta-Jones met recently with director Rob Marshall, who's in New…