"Invincible," the Disney football drama, ran up the score on a slow late summer weekend, more than doubling its closest competitor at the box office.
Chinese shingle Huayi Brothers has signed an export credit insurance policy supplied by specialist insurer Sinosure for its upcoming Ziyi Zhangstarrer "The Banquet," the first such deal in China…
Universal Pictures Japan has appointed Ghen Akiyama as managing director, effective today. Tokyo-based Akiyama will report to Peter Smith, prexy of Universal Pictures Intl., who made the announcement.
The Back Lot: There's clearly been a loss of civility in the way Washington does business, and that's spreading to Hollywood -- witness last week's "War of the Words" involving Tom Cruise and Sumner…
With "Megalopolis" dead for now, Francis Ford Coppola is deep in post-production on "Youth Without Youth," the first film from the director in 10 years.
Tentpoles took their toll at the summer boxoffice, but their next big test comes in the DVD market. Given the mixed messages at the B.O. and the flattening of the DVD biz, the stakes couldn't be…
For 39 years, New Line's Bob Shaye has confidently headed the studio that he founded, making fast decisions, both economic and artistic. So why is he suddenly feeling so vulnerable?
"Snakes on a Plane" was going to become "The Blair Witch Project" revisited. At least that was the plan. "Snakes " opened Aug. 18 and tallied $15.3 million in its first weekend, a figure that seemed…
It's blockbuster season in North Korea. You may not find "Superman" or "Pirates of the Caribbean" in Pyongyang theaters, but the family drama "Diary of a Student Girl" -- said to be produced under…
Korean director Kim Ki-duk ("Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring") has become mired in a nasty spat with local media, after suggesting that his 13th film, "Time," may be the last one he…