The forecast for Sundance this year: more deals, more celebs, more traffic jams and more swag. Sundance is at a commercial peak.
The Metro Manila Film Festival proved to be a success both commercially and artistically, despite a fluff over a producer with four entries.
The executive director of the Hong Kong Intl. Film Fest Society has been knocking on a lot of doors lately. What does Peter Tsi want? Money. The fest lost its main sponsor this year, just four months…
Two years ago their operation didn't even exist, but a pair of veteran syndicators named Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein are on a roll that would make some of the major-studio TV divisions envious.
Iranian helmer Gholamreza Ramezani will open the Berlin Film Festival's children pics section, Kinderfilmfest, at the Zoo Palast on Feb. 11 with "Hayat," a comedy about a girl trying to make it to…
Regency Enterprises has made a deal for Kiefer Sutherland to topline "The Sentinel," a suspense pic based on the novel by former Secret Service agent Gerald Petievich. "SWAT" helmer Clark Johnson is…
With the Golden Globes skedded to air Sunday night, there are already three clear winners: The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., Dick Clark and NBC. Though the HFPA's income from Sunday's show won't be…
Online piracy is now as easy as programming a TiVo. Videora, the hottest new piracy application to hit PCs, lets users automatically download any video file that hits the Net and matches a certain…
Jean Reno has joined Tom Hanks in "The Da Vinci Code," the Columbia Pictures adaptation of Dan Brown's bestseller. Ron Howard is directing and Brian Grazer and John Calley are producing.
The verdict is still out on "The Wire." HBO chairman Chris Albrecht began the pay cabler's TCA session by announcing that no decision had been made to renew the acclaimed but ratings-challenged cop…
Universal has acquired screen rights to "Cirque du Freak," the bestselling children's series by Darren Shan. Brian Helgeland is set to write, and Lauren Shuler Donner will produce.