The controversy over author Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" rumbles on in Blighty: Historians Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, who in April lost their plagiarism case against Random House, the…
Summer is here, and court cases involving the majors are heating up around the world. In Spain, UIP, Warner Sogefilms and Buena Vista Intl. Spain lodged appeals Tuesday with the country's Audiencia…
For several decades, as studio pics themed around heists, terrorist plots, high-tech espionage and global disasters packed theaters, inexpensively produced indie knockoffs starring B-list action…
Cillian Murphy and Lucy Liu will team for the indie pic "Watching the Detectives" for Peace Arch Entertainment and Plum Pictures. Shooting starts Monday in New York City.
The home entertainment market steadied itself in the first half of the year, regaining traction that was lost in 2005. For 2006, consumer spending was flat at $10.2 billion through June 18, according…
Dracula is rising once again at Universal. Studio has acquired the spec script "Dracula Year Zero" by tyro scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless and set it up with Michael De Luca to produce via his…
"Deadwood" star Ian McShane has signed on to star opposite Rene Zellweger in "Case 39" for Paramount Pictures. German helmer Christian Alvart is directing, with shooting scheduled to start this…
According to the "Long Tail" way of viewing things, online DVD distribution platforms like Netflix, Amazon and CustomFlix are revolutionizing the business for independent movie producers and…
When it comes to new formats -- and format wars, in particular -- independents are generally happy to let the studios spend the big money to develop the market.
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Taryn Manning have signed on to topline "Jack and Jill vs. the World" for writer-director Vanessa Parise. Shooting starts this summer in Toronto.