German film producers have recovered their optimism following a disappointing year in 2005 and are now expecting rising revenues this year and an increase in activity in the near future.
Clint Eastwood's career has always defied the Hollywood rules, but his latest project is an anomaly within that anomaly. There is no rule book to follow for the marketing and publicity execs at…
In the annals of outsiders who briefly flirted with the entertainment industry, that of a telco from Newark, N.J., may go down as one of the oddest. IDT, which built its business primarily by selling…
Grit and noir hang heavily over Liverpool-set gangster item "Dead Man's Cards," but not much involving human drama emerges from the foggy script. First feature by James Marquand benefits from umbrous…
Under the iron hand of its polarizing left-wing prexy Hugo Chavez, Venezuela has been doing its darndest to boost its local film industry -- and make Hollywood pay dearly to do business there.
The Backlot: Now that the inventory of summer popcorn movies has finally been exhausted, the stage is set for the more "serious" fall fare. That means it's Clint Eastwood time. Clint has two movies…
Last week, Venice Film Festival topper Marco Muller sniffed that the upcoming RomeFilmFest will screen movies that he'd rejected, with Rome co-heads Mario Sesti and Giorgio Gosetti calling the attack…
John Malone and Leslie Moonves are going into the movie business, and the way theatricals get sold to pay TV may never be the same. Starz, the pay TV network owned by Malone, will end up harvesting…
For most of Hollywood, Aug. 31 was just another end-of-summer tick on the calendar. But for Tom Cruise's production banner, the date marked a bittersweet ending and curious beginning.
Quentin the Presenter? The Weinstein Co. announced last week that longtime pal Quentin Tarantino will present its upcoming martial arts pic "The Protector," which opens Sept. 8 in the U.S.
The much-discussed erosion of cinema audiences has not been in evidence Down Under the past few weeks, with Australia's two leading film festivals, Brisbane and Melbourne, registering increased…