After endless false starts to launch homevideo revenue sharing in Korea, U.S.-based system provider Supercomm is scheduled to begin service in May, with rival Rentrak possibly right on its heels.
Investors are starting to warm to Village Roadshow again after giving the company the big chill for the past few years.
Distribution deals for Oz pics have become more elusive, even for filmmakers with a track record. Just ask John Brousek, producer of the second-highest-grossing Oz pic last year.
A quartet of foreign-educated Indonesian filmmakers are among a group of directors spearheading a resurgence in production in their home country.
Regional film production centers are sprouting in Sweden, following the success of Trollhattan's Film i Vast, which will help produce 13 features, including Thomas Vinterberg's "It's All About Love"…
Momentum Pictures is on a roll. A year after Alliance Atlantis relaunched its U.K. distrib with a new name, a new partner (Germany's Kinowelt) and new management, Momentum is emerging as one of the…
As a barometer of the B.O. low pervading much of Europe, "Miss Congeniality" reigned in Germany for the fourth straight week, untroubled by rookies "Valentine" and Gallic import "The Crimson Rivers,"…
A vast, three-day media junket for "Lord of the Rings," including a 20-minute screening of footage and climaxing May 13 in a party at a "top-secret" chateau location -- known to all the Cannes locals…
If there's one company that could be called "the studio of summer," it's 20th Century Fox. Over the past six years, nearly 50% of Fox's annual box office take has come between Memorial Day and Labor…
Disney's interpretation of the "date which will live in infamy" is fact-based -- but not necessarily factual.
Michael Eisner was never comfortable with mega-budget pics like "Armageddon" in 1998, so he was in no mood to greenlight the $180 million pricetag for "Pearl Harbor" -- even if it did come with the…