After three years of virtual stagnation, film production in Brazil now seems to be on the threshold of a new, potent launch. Never before has so much coin been made available to filmmakers.
Right on cue, "Schindler's List,""The Piano" and "Philadelphia" enjoyed an uplift at the foreign B.O. after their Oscar victories.
There's's no surefire epic like "Jurassic Park" to light up cinemas around the world this summer, but overseas distribs and exhibs are still bullish about the range and diversity of the offerings…
Two former Daiwa Bank entertainment lending execs have ankled the bank to start their own film financing company.
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…
When Dennis Muren showed up at the Academy Awards March 21, fans didn't scream for his autograph. But Muren, who picked up his eighth Oscar for helping create the dinos in "Jurassic Park," has a…
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.
With the breakout arthouse hit "Like Water for Chocolate," Mexico has reached a watershed in its film history. Because of the impressive numbers chalked up by the 1993 film by Mexican veteran…
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.
The fourth annual Variety/Wertheim Schroder "The Big Picture" conference will be held April 12 at the Pierre Hotel in New York.