Imax has for the second time taken itself off the block as an "acceptable" buyer has failed to materialize. The Toronto-based large-screen exhibitor put itself up for sale in March.
Strands: "Theater owners have never had it so good," argues producer Sonia Friedman. "With so many musicals in London doing good business and filling even smaller theaters, play producers are now…
When it comes to its future as a home for sit-down productions of big musicals, Toronto is in step with Mark Twain, who said: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
The Back Lot: This is Shmooze Season in Hollywood -- that frenzied time when back-to-back cocktail parties and dinners are hurriedly mobilized and when all sorts of people, from stars to studio…
Have the Venice and Rome film fests put rancor to rest? Italo culture czar Francesco Rutelli recently sat down with head honchos from the two high-profile events, which unspool too close for comfort…
These discs aren't made for Acad voters. But studios certainly wouldn't mind them -- or other kudocasters -- taking a look.
The "Wicked" of Oz never materialized, but Down Under audiences craving mega-tuners will get their fix in 2007 with the return of two popular Cameron Mackintosh warhorses, "Miss Saigon" and "The…
As members of the Hollywood, Bollywood, European and Mideast film biz mingle at the third Dubai Film Fest, the emergence of a genuine pan-Arab film industry seems likelier than ever. Fest, which…
BSkyB, Europe's leading paybox, has again hit the acquisition trail, this time buying online sports and betting combo 365 Media Group for £96 million ($182 million).
"The Queen" has tacitly received the royal seal of approval from Queen Elizabeth II herself, with members of the film's creative team receiving an invitation to lunch at Buckingham Palace early next…
Canuck TV networks were celebrating Friday following a ground-breaking court decision that will save them more than C$100 million ($86 million) a year.