Hollywood really does mint money. In an unprecedented marketing move, 20th Century Fox and the Franklin Mint have created a Silver Surfer U.S. quarter that has been put into limited circulation in…
China's massive Hengdian studios group and Argentina's INCAA Film Institute are teaming on the construction of a large new studio complex, the Ciudad del Cine (Cinema City), in Argentina.
Red Envelope Entertainment and Laemmle/Zeller Films have announced they will jointly distribute Volker Schlondorff film "Strike," about the beginning of the Solidarity movement in Poland.
Japan's parliament has passed legislation criminalizing the camcording of pics in theaters. Skedded to go into effect in August, the bill prohibits the use of any recording device in cinemas, with…
It's been near impossible not to bump into someone at Cannes with a project related to the crisis in western Sudan. Press releases proclaiming Darfur docus or campaigns to raise awareness have kept…
Egypt's Media Production City has announced three projects set to lens in the 21-million-square-feet studio complex.
Queen Film, the Indonesian distribution company that is affiliated with new exhibition group Blitz Megaplex, has pre-emptively bought rights to a slew of U.S. and international pictures with broad…
Swedish film is getting an increasingly good reception on its home turf. During the first three months of 2007, Swedish pics had a market share of 35%, up 10% from last year, and the best figure…
A Brazilian sales company has struck a U.S. distribution alliance with L.A.-based indie production-distribution house Cinema Libre Studio, which produces social issue features and docus.
Fortissimo struck a string of deals on its bulging Cannes festival and market slates.
Barcelona-based distributor Manga Films' top acquisition was the Weinstein Co.'s immigration drama "Crossing Over," toplining Harrison Ford and Sean Penn.