Harry Potter finally ran into some competition from another bigscreen adaptation of a kids' classic, but the wizard was still able to battle to the top of the international B.O. during the Dec. 9-11…
London Eye: You might think a $27 million movie of Mozart's masonic opera "The Magic Flute," updated to the First World War, wouldn't stand much chance of making a profit.
"Mystery solved." That was a common reaction in the international distribution community to Dec. 11's stunning news that Paramount was buying DreamWorks.
In a effort to stave off Oz's weak year at the box office, Aussie exhibs and distribs have mounted a fund to bankroll an ad campaign designed to promote the big titles releasing in December and…
It's hard to say anything new or enlightening about Marilyn Monroe -- especially about her death.
Facing a weak local film biz, Mexican film producers are realizing that local success is not enough. Mexican-run and L.A.-based film production company Success Films is betting on an international…
Forget Final Cut: Moviemaking is now as easy as playing a videogame. Activision's "The Movies" is being sold as a "sim" -- or simulation game -- where players run a Hollywood studio. Within the game…
Hear the one about the screenplay so dangerous it got squashed by the Department of Homeland Security? Several million Los Angeles TV viewers did late last month, when KNBC aired a report that…
The Backlot: It was good melodrama. It was deft negotiating. It was also sweet revenge. Now that DreamWorks has divorced Universal and hooked up with Paramount, however, certain questions present…
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