The Miami Intl. Film Fest was still young when producer Sam L. Grogg premiered his movie "Patti Rocks" there. Headquartered at a hotel in what was then a somewhat sketchy downtown area, the nascent…
Universal has made Ryan Kavanaugh its go-to moneyman.
Christopher Nolan has been named ShoWest director of the year. Award will be presented at the upcoming ShoWest exhib confab in Las Vegas.
The government of Catalonia has teamed with local pubcaster TVC to create a Euros 7.4 million ($11.1 million) film fund.
Central Partnership, one of Russia's leading independent production, sales and distribution companies, increased its revenue by 46% to $156 million in 2007.
Animated feature pic confab Cartoon Movie, which runs March 5-7 at Babelsberg in Berlin, will kick off with the world preem of "Dragon Hunters."
Irish surfing doc "Wave Riders" won the audience award at the Dublin Intl. Film Festival, which ran Feb. 15-24.
Han Sanping, topper of the state-backed China Film Group, has hailed the performance of the country's film biz, saying revenues have grown by 25% a year for the past five years.
Gavin O'Connor, whose March 14 release date on "Pride and Glory" was scrapped late last year by New Line, wants answers.
Now that the writers strike has been resolved, Warner Bros. is pushing ahead with its plans to make "Justice League" in time for a 2009 debut.