Anthony Hopkins' repeated claims over the years that he was ready to throw in the towel on acting -- he's called the profession "distasteful," "disturbing" and "stupid" -- have never been more…
At the international wickets over the Jan. 13-15 frame, Buena Vista's "Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" continued to cast its spell on auds, beating out "King Kong" yet again.
Last year, when Disney's Robert Iger suggested the window between a film's theatrical release and its DVD debut be closed, it sent exhibitors into a panic.
Right about now, Jack Abramoff might be wishing he was as unsuccessful at throwing money around the Beltway as he was at tossing coin around Hollywood.
Local exhibs are anxiously awaiting the Lunar New Year weekend Jan. 28-31, traditionally a boffo time at the box office. Hopes are pegged to two homegrown titles -- MediaCorp Raintree Pictures' "I…
Every thriller has plot twists, and the team behind Steven Spielberg's "Munich" are hopeful that the film will provide a few surprises of its own.
In 2006, Spain will discover whether size matters. Spain's powerful FAPAE producers association has launched an offensive to persuade the government to raise film tax breaks beyond currently…
As a risky business gets riskier, studios are collecting outside financing at a brisk clip. In the past week alone, three major studios announced that they had collectively landed $925 million from…
Name-calling and threats of a boycott typified the recently wrapped Metro Manila Film Festival, a two week fest supposedly showcasing the best the once-great Filipino movie industry can offer.
The Backlot: The "chatter" in and around the entertainment industry is increasingly consumed by techno-talk, but one very basic reality seems to be emerging: The major media companies are…
As studios seek new ways to hedge their bets, one risk-sharing target is especially skeptical: the top-tier talent that has been a studio's greatest piece of opening-weekend insurance.