The fourth annual Variety/Wertheim Schroder "The Big Picture" conference will be held April 12 at the Pierre Hotel in New York.
Miramax Films has bought U.S. and Canadian rights to "Strawberry and Chocolate" (Fresa y Chocolate), the Cuban comedy that scored big at the Berlin Film Festival, capturing three awards.
Bucking a mood at the American Film Market described by several attendees as sluggish, Hearst Entertainment has made several overseas vid deals, some driven by new, unconventional markets.
Though theatrical attendance in Chile was up just 0.5% in 1993, hitting nearly 5 million tickets, the news cheered the industry execs since it reversed a downward trend ongoing since 1988.
Michael Douglas has set up a new production company with former New Regency Prods. prexy Steven Reuther, folding Stonebridge Prods., his Columbia-based production company, in the process.
Right on cue, "Schindler's List,""The Piano" and "Philadelphia" enjoyed an uplift at the foreign B.O. after their Oscar victories.
At the American Film Market, where every buyer wants to see the product available, a new technology threatens to replace the omnipresent videotape: CD-I.
Biz in the theatrical sector rose sharply over the past year in Argentina, spearheaded by "Jurassic Park," which culled close to $ 4,600,000 at local wickets.
Disney scored a major coup late last week by landing rights to distribute a remake of the 1947 film "The Bishop's Wife," a light comedy about an angel who helps a bishop build a church. Samuel…
Universal's "Schindler's List" set a new post-Oscar daily box office record of $ 884,660 on March 22. That domestic take is more than $ 100, 000 better than the previous best posting in 1991 by…
The $ 55 million Canal Plus film "Stargate" has finally found a U.S. orbit: MGM/UA has just closed a domestic and Canadian distrib deal for the sci-fi extravaganza.