Gallic telco France Telecom has created a film rights division to co-produce 10-15 films a year and acquire libraries, it said Tuesday.
Sacha Baron Cohen vehicle "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" did boffo biz across Europe in its opening weekend, justifying the massive pre-release…
Closer collaborative efforts between Europe's increasing number of regional film funds as a means to engender more European co-productions is the dominant theme of Turin's European Cinema and…
A 35-year-old Chinese man has been jailed for four years for his part in a pirate DVD operation in London.
Frank Mannion's Swipe Films has picked up U.K. rights to "Frankie," starring Diane Kruger, and the Goya-winning Spanish pic "Princesses."
In New York: Madonna slipped into Gotham's Tracie Martyn salon for one of their fabulous facials. She needed a perk-up after giving interviews defending her adoption of a little boy. The paparazzi…
Sam Nazarian's financing and production company Element Films has finalized a deal with Merrill Lynch for up to $220 million in funding, to be used for prints and advertising.
Reaching into Hollywood's past for an old-fashioned marketing approach, DreamWorks and Paramount will throw a roadshow for "Dreamgirls" in Los Angeles, Gotham and San Francisco, charging $25 per…
Prosecutors in the Wesley Snipes tax fraud case say there is no deal with the fugitive actor, who is currently filming in Namibia.
"Rescue Me" co-creator Peter Tolan will make his feature directorial debut on "Finding Amanda," which he wrote. Matthew Broderick is set to star. The film is produced by Wayne Rice and Richard Heller…
Universal Pictures and Tom Shadyac will bring to the bigscreen the true story of John Francis, who walked from one end of the country to the other and didn't speak a word for nearly two decades.