Digital cinema company AccessIT has secured a credit facility of $217 million from GE Commercial Finance to fund its planned rollout of 4,000 digital screens by 2007.
IFC Entertainment has added "Ulee's Gold" helmer Victor Nunez's "Coastlines" to its IFC First Take slate, which distributes pics day-and-date in theaters and through video-on-demand. Under topper…
Continuing to ramp up under CEO Henry Winterstern, L.A.-based indie label First Look Studios has upped Amy Beecroft to veep of international theatrical distribution.
As part of Italy's celebrations for the May 8 centennial of Roberto Rossellini's birth, Cinecitta is restoring and distributing 10 of the neorealist helmer's pics, including "Rome, Open City."
The fourth annual Russian Nights Festival in Los Angeles, to run April 2-8, unveiled Tuesday the five recipients of its Tower Award. This year's honorees are actors Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper and…
U.S. cable giant Liberty Global's London-based content arm chellomedia is launching a joint-venture movie channel with MGM in Central Europe.
Take "Metropolis," "Blade Runner" and "Sin City," set them in Paris in 2054, run their widescreen visuals through an ultra-high-contrast B&W photocopying machine and you'll have a semblance of…
Fatih Akin, winner of the Golden Bear of the Berlin Film Festival in 2004, is prepping his next pic, which again will be a drama that moves back and forth between Germany and Turkey.
Profits at the U.K.'s Pinewood Shepperton, Europe's largest studio group, slumped 91% from £4.6 million ($8 million) in 2004 to just $683,000 last year as uncertainties over tax incentives hit…
Black comedy "Adam's Apples," helmed by Anders Thomas Jensen, scored a triple triumph Saturday, swooping on the Golden Raven for best film, the European Feature Film Prize and the audience award at…