Like Summit Entertainment, newcomer Overture Films -- a division of John Malone's Liberty Media empire -- seeks to establish itself as a major player as it moves into its second year of existence.
The 3-year-old co-venture of HBO and New Line became one of the notable casualties of the Great Studio Pullback of '08. But Picturehouse managed a few hits before Time Warner pulled the plug.
Different points of view on the independent film business.
People use different words to describe the turmoil in the indie and specialty world depending on how hard they've been hit. Whether this is a correction, a shakeout or a cyclical downturn, everybody…
Summit Entertainment didn't see any box office hits in its first full year as a distributor, but the true test for the company comes this fall with the Nov. 21 release of Catherine Hardwicke's…
Since this summer, Paramount Vantage no longer has been a separate studio division, complete with its own marketing and distribution capabilities. Rather, it is now a label within the Par fold…
When Lance Hammer returned from Sundance with both critical raves and two awards under his belt for his directorial debut, "Ballast," it wasn't much of a surprise that several distribs came knocking…
Off and running from its inception, post-Weinstein Miramax hit full stride in 2007. Company shrewdly swapped foreign and domestic distrib chores with Paramount Vantage on co-productions "No Country…
The 2008 fall and winter indie box office will look dramatically different from last year's avalanche of prestige pics, when many weekends brought two or three high-profile releases from studio…
A two-year break from the acquisitions game ended in a big way with the $10 million pickup of "Hamlet 2" at Sundance. So far, the pic hasn't broken out, but even if it doesn't pay lavish dividends…