Despite the WGA strike, earnings for writers rose 4% to a record $943 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, reflecting accelerated work on feature scripts.
Underlining Will Smith's worldwide appeal, Sony's "Hancock" ruled a robust international box office with a launch weekend of $78.3 million at 5,444 playdates in 50 markets.
Mandarin Entertainment, the mini-conglom responsible for Donnie Yen starrer "Dragon Tiger Gate," has called for a funding lifeline of up to HK$153 million ($19.6 million).
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The Lincoln Center Festival will offer "Dominique Delouche: Ballet Cineaste," a new series of screenings highlighting the French filmmaker's career, July 23-27 at the Walter Reade Theater.
The Intl. Film Festival of Zambia is calling for entries for its second edition, to run in the capital, Lusaka, Sept. 5-13.
BAMcinematek's fourth annual "Afro-Punk Festival" runs through July 13 at BAM Rose Cinemas.
Gotham's Film Society of Lincoln Center presents "William Holden, A Different Kind of Hero," at the Walter Reade Theater from July 2-15.
In an effort to attract more location shoots, the Thai cabinet last week approved in principle a master plan to add more tax incentives for foreign productions filming in the kingdom.
Imagi, the Hong Kong- and Los Angeles-based animation house responsible for last year's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," has shored up financing for its next generation of CG movies by bringing in a…
Swedish helmer, actor, writer and composer Stig Olin, a longtime collaborator with Ingmar Bergman and the father of thesp Lena Olin, died of natural causes June 28. He was 87.
Robert De Niro weighed in Saturday on the debate over a possible strike by actors in Hollywood, coming down firmly against any work stoppage.