The third "Pokemon" movie followed the path blazed by its Pikachu predecessors in Japan, cruising to an opening weekend tally of 486 million yen ($4.6 million), up from the $3.5 million taken in by…
Steven Spielberg has lined up four of Eastern Europe's leading directors to make a series of one-hour documentaries based on the testaments of Holocaust survivors.
Universal Pictures has acquired all rights to Gillian Armstrong's upcoming "Charlotte Gray" in France, Benelux, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The $22 million WWII drama…
Even for Tom Cruise, John Woo and the whole UIP team, it was mission: impossible. Between the time when Taormina Film Fest boss Felice Laudadio snagged the European preem of "M:I-2" to open his…
A deal is imminent for Sam Rockwell to co-star in "The Heist," a David Mamet-penned and helmed pic, opposite Danny DeVito and Gene Hackman. He'll star as the nephew to jewel thief Hackman. Rockwell's…
Malayalam-lingo film "Vanaprasthan," directed by Shaji Karun, took the best feature film award at the 47th National Film Awards, sponsored by the Indian government and held last week. Bengali…
Two weeks after scooping up John Zack's spec script "Ten to One," Spyglass Entertainment has attached a director -- actually, two -- to the project: brothers Emmett and Brendan Malloy. Pic revolves…
Sahara TV has established an Academy of Film and Television Arts in Mumbai. Approximately $45 million has been set aside for the project. Academy chairman Subrata Roy says the institution plans to…
In a further sign of pan-European concentration in the exhibition sector, UCI-Cinesa, UCI's Spanish exhibition loop, has reached a programming alliance with Kinepolis for Spain.
Thesp Holt McCallany ("Three Kings") has signed on to replace Vincent Spano as the lead in Joel Silver's upcoming UPN actioner "Freedom."
UGC Cinemas is on a collision course with U.K. distribs over the launch of a monthly cinema pass that has already caused an uproar in France. UGC has introduced the new Unlimited Card at £9.99…
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