Paramount Vantage has proven it's a major new player in the studio specialty game. The coming months of mostly inhouse productions will prove a critical test.
The mood is upbeat for Focus's genre label, Rogue, which did the heavy lifting over the past year, notching respectable hits with "Hot Fuzz" and "Jet Li's Fearless."
With the release of Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" in late December, Bob Berney's Picturehouse enjoyed its biggest hit since the label's launch at Cannes in 2005. The success of that film…
Sony's genre/specialty labels Screen Gems and TriStar both shifted gears over the past year. Screen Gems diversified its slate to include more urban and heist fare amid softening returns for horror…
The largest indie film player has hit some new highs but also some new lows as it uses new financing and strategic dealmaking to stay in growth mode. Overall B.O. has lagged in 2007 and only a big…
Fox Searchlight continues to set the bar for the studio specialty game, along with Focus Features. Five of the studio's releases over the past 12 months have easily crossed the $10 million mark.
Harry Sloan's newly configured MGM certainly is prolific. In fact, its release sked is downright dizzying, it's so packed. Through its various output deals -- including the Weinstein Co., Sidney…
Of the planet's 1,000-plus film fests, only a select few pack industry impact. A few dozen more, by virtue of vision, originality, striking setting, audience zest and/or their ability to mine a…
Hedge funds aren't just for the majors anymore. While the first round of big fund players -- Dune, Virtual, Legendary, Gun Hill -- focused on studio slates and would-be blockbusters, investors have a…
French actress and director Sophie Marceau will be the guest of honor at the Haifa Film Festival, which will unspool Sept. 27-Oct. 4.