Japan's parliament has passed legislation criminalizing the camcording of pics in theaters. Skedded to go into effect in August, the bill prohibits the use of any recording device in cinemas, with…
It's been near impossible not to bump into someone at Cannes with a project related to the crisis in western Sudan. Press releases proclaiming Darfur docus or campaigns to raise awareness have kept…
Egypt's Media Production City has announced three projects set to lens in the 21-million-square-feet studio complex.
Queen Film, the Indonesian distribution company that is affiliated with new exhibition group Blitz Megaplex, has pre-emptively bought rights to a slew of U.S. and international pictures with broad…
NBC U unveiled a broad set of initiatives to boost its credentials as a "green" company dubbed the "Get on Board" campaign. As part of the effort, the company committed to mitigating the…
U.K. pubcaster Channel 4 has been forced to make an unprecedented series of on-air apologies over a "serious lack of editorial judgment" in the row over alleged racism in "Celebrity Big Brother."
A Brazilian sales company has struck a U.S. distribution alliance with L.A.-based indie production-distribution house Cinema Libre Studio, which produces social issue features and docus.
Voters turned out in record numbers for the sixth edition of Fox's "American Idol." Overall, 609 million people cast their votes through the five-month run of the show.
Fortissimo struck a string of deals on its bulging Cannes festival and market slates.
Barcelona-based distributor Manga Films' top acquisition was the Weinstein Co.'s immigration drama "Crossing Over," toplining Harrison Ford and Sean Penn.
Maybe the result was a foregone conclusion or auds have become weary of bloated season finales, but the conclusion to Fox's "American Idol" didn't pack the same ratings punch this time around.