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John Hazelton

  • As Above, So Below

    29-Aug-2014

    Dir: John Erick Dowdle. US. 2014. 93mins
  • If I Stay

    19-Aug-2014

    Dir: R J Cutler. US. 2014. 103mins
  • Let’s Be Cops

    14-Aug-2014

    Dir: Luke Greenfield. US. 2014. 104mins
  • Deepsea Challenge 3D

    1-Aug-2014

    Dirs: John Bruno, Andrew Wight, Ray Quint. US-Australia. 2014. 90mins
  • Sex Tape

    16-Jul-2014

    Dir: Jake Kasdan. US. 2014. 94mins
  • Deliver Us From Evil

    2-Jul-2014

    Dir: Scott Derrickson. US. 2014. 117mins
  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

    28-Jun-2014

    Dir: Matt Reeves. US. 2014. 130mins
  • ScreenTech: Laser technology

    19-Jun-2014

    A better 3D experience and cheaper running costs bode well for laser projection’s success, but are its benefits enough to encourage mainstream theatres to make the investment? John Hazelton reports.
  • Earth To Echo

    6-Jun-2014

    Dir: David Green. US. 2014. 89mins
  • X-Men leads US Memorial Day weekend

    25-May-2014

    X-Men: Days of Future Past had a powerful but not record-breaking opening at the North American box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $90.7m over the first three days of the four day Memorial Day holiday weekend.
  • X-Men rules international on $171m

    25-May-2014

    X-Men: Days of Future Past took control of the international box office this weekend, grossing $171.1m from more than 100 countries to become the biggest opener ever for Fox International, beating Avatar’s $165m in December 2009.
  • X-Men set to rule box office

    23-May-2014

    X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to dominate the global box office this weekend, opening in 80 international markets over the same weekend it makes its debut in North America.
  • Blended

    22-May-2014

    Dir: Frank Coraci. US. 2014. 117mins
  • Mom's Night Out

    3-May-2014

    Dirs: Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin. US. 2014. 99mins
  • Walk Of Shame

    3-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Steven Brill. US. 2014. 94mins
  • Heaven Is For Real

    16-Apr-2014

    Dir: Randall Wallace. US. 2014. 100mins
  • US exhibition: the people’s choices

    2-Apr-2014

    John Hazelton examines how US exhibitors are changing along with audiences, including offering an enhanced cinema experience with more varied options
  • Sabotage

    27-Mar-2014

    Dir: David Ayer. US. 2014. 109mins
  • CinemaCon 2014 preview

    20-Mar-2014

    When they descend on Las Vegas later this month for their annual CinemaCon convention, US exhibitors and distributors should have reason to celebrate, with official figures expected to confirm that 2013 produced another record gross at the North American box office. 
  • Better Living Through Chemistry

    10-Mar-2014

    Dir/scrs: Geoff Moore, David Posamentier. US. 2014. 92mins
  • Pompeii

    20-Feb-2014

    Dir: Paul W S Anderson. US-Germany. 2014. 98mins
  • Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    31-Jan-2014

    For The Desolation of Smaug, the second part of his Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson had the tricky task of bringing the story’s raging, intelligent dragon to life. He tells John Hazelton about how the second film brings certain freedoms.
  • In service of The Butler

    31-Jan-2014

    Pulling together the financing for an epic about the civil-rights movement was not easy, but Lee Daniels’ box-office hit The Butler has challenged conventional wisdom about audiences for African-American and political stories. John Hazelton reports.
  • That Awkward Moment

    29-Jan-2014

    Dir/scr: Tom Gormican. US. 2013. 105mins
  • The Nut Job

    11-Jan-2014

    Dir: Peter Lepeniotis. Canada-South Korea-US. 2013. 86mins
  • The Legend Of Hercules

    10-Jan-2014

    Dir: Renny Harlin. US. 2013. 98mins
  • Oscars 2014: Animation

    10-Jan-2014

    With 19 films submitted for the animated feature Oscar, John Hazelton explores how this year’s crop points to the way animated features might evolve.
  • Grudge Match

    24-Dec-2013

    Dir: Peter Segal. US. 2013. 111mins
  • Her

    12-Dec-2013

    Dir/scr: Spike Jonze. US. 2013. 120mins
  • Alex Gibney, The Armstrong Lie

    29-Nov-2013

    Oscar-winning documentary-maker Alex Gibney had recorded 200 hours of footage for his Lance Armstrong film before the doping allegations hit. He tells John Hazelton about rolling with events.
  • Visual effects: the spectacular now

    29-Nov-2013

    With effects-heavy films more visible than ever and films across the board including more individual visual-effects shots, John Hazelton surveys this year’s crowded field of awards contenders
  • Black Nativity

    25-Nov-2013

    Dir-scr: Kasi Lemmons. US. 2013. 93mins
  • Delivery Man

    13-Nov-2013

    Dir/scr: Ken Scott. US. 2013. 99mins
  • US-China Summit: 'Trick is finding common ground'

    6-Nov-2013

    “Please don’t worry, come to China.” That was the message delivered by China Film Co-production Corporation president Zhang Xun [pictured] at the US-China Film Summit in downtown Los Angeles today.
  • The Book Thief

    30-Oct-2013

    Dir: Brian Percival. US-Germany. 2013. 131mins
  • Escape Plan

    16-Oct-2013

    Dir: Mikael Håfström. US. 2013. 115mins
  • Paradise

    16-Oct-2013

    Dir/scr: Diablo Cody. US. 2013. 86mins
  • Cause and effects

    11-Oct-2013

    With Hollywood VFX companies in trouble, the industry is looking at its business practices and the need for a lobbying body.
  • The VoD invasion

    9-Oct-2013

    John Hazelton examines the rising international demand for entertainment libraries thanks to new distribution platforms across VoD and SVoD.
  • Baggage Claim

    20-Sep-2013

    Dir/scr: David E Talbert. US. 2013. 97mins
  • The Family

    12-Sep-2013

    Dir: Luc Besson. US-France. 2013. 111mins
  • Prisoners

    5-Sep-2013

    Dir: Denis Villeneuve. US. 2013. 151mins
  • Closed Circuit

    25-Aug-2013

    Dir: John Crowley. UK-US. 2013. 96mins
  • Paranoia

    8-Aug-2013

    Dir: Robert Luketic. US. 2013. 106mins
  • We're The Millers

    6-Aug-2013

    Dir: Rawson Marshall Thurber. US. 2013. 109mins
  • The Smurfs 2

    29-Jul-2013

    Dir: Raja Gosnell. US. 2013. 105mins
  • The Canyons

    28-Jul-2013

    Dir: Paul Schrader. US. 2013. 99mins
  • The To Do List

    23-Jul-2013

    Dir/scr: Maggie Carey. US. 2013. 104mins
  • RED 2

    15-Jul-2013

    Dir: Dean Parisot. US. 2013. 116mins
  • Locations: States of play

    25-Jun-2013

    On the eve of the AFCI Locations Show in Santa Monica (June 27-29), John Hazelton looks at new production hotspots such as Georgia, North Carolina and Puerto Rico
  • The Internship

    3-Jun-2013

    Dir: Shawn Levy. US. 2013. 119mins
  • The Hangover Part III

    21-May-2013

    Dir: Todd Phillips. US. 2013. 100mins
  • Fast & Furious 6

    14-May-2013

    Dir: Justin Lin. US. 2013. 130mins
  • The English Teacher

    2-May-2013

    Dir: Craig Zisk. US. 2013. 93mins
  • The Numbers Station

    1-May-2013

    Dir: Kasper Barfoed. UK-US. 2012. 89mins
  • The Big Wedding

    26-Apr-2013

    Dir/scr: Justin Zackham. US. 2013. 90mins
  • CinemaCon: The big attraction

    16-Apr-2013

    A new wave of technologies aims to further enhance the theatrical experience. But will exhibitors be receptive after the costly transition to digital? By John Hazelton.
  • 42

    10-Apr-2013

    Dir/scr: Brian Helgeland. US. 2013. 128mins
  • The Host

    28-Mar-2013

    Dir: Andrew Niccol. US. 2013. 123mins
  • Dead Man Down

    7-Mar-2013

    Dir: Niels Arden Oplev. US. 2013. 118mins
  • 21 & Over

    28-Feb-2013

    Dir/scr: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore. US. 2013. 93mins
  • Argo wins best picture Oscar

    25-Feb-2013

    Argo took the best picture award in an Oscar ceremony that spread its prizes around, with Life of Pi taking four statuettes, Argo three and four other films two apiece.
  • Snitch

    19-Feb-2013

    Dir: Ric Roman Waugh. US. 2013. 95mins
  • Emperor

    18-Feb-2013

    Dir: Peter Webber. US. 2013. 106mins
  • Safe Haven

    13-Feb-2013

    Dir: Lasse Hallström. US. 2013. 115mins
  • Grey expectations

    7-Feb-2013

    From romantic comedies to action films to documentaries, John Hazelton profiles forthcoming films that could cross over with older cinema-goers.
  • Golden generation

    7-Feb-2013

    The success of films such as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has underlined the big potential of older audiences. John Hazelton explores the burgeoning market and how film-makers and distributors are catering to it.
  • Attention span

    7-Feb-2013

    From television to social networking John Hazelton explores effective ways of reaching older audiences.
  • 2012’s most moving images

    1-Feb-2013

    From digital to 65mm, the year’s most acclaimed cinematographers worked across a wide range of styles and formats. John Hazelton reports.
  • Warm Bodies

    28-Jan-2013

    Dir/scr: Jonathan Levine. US. 2013. 97mins
  • Parker

    25-Jan-2013

    Dir: Taylor Hackford. US. 2013. 118mins
  • The Last Stand

    12-Jan-2013

    Dir: Kim Jee-Woon. US. 2013. 107mins
  • A Haunted House

    11-Jan-2013

    Dir: Mike Tiddes. US. 2013. 80mins
  • Gangster Squad

    7-Jan-2013

    Dir: Ruben Fleischer. US. 2013. 113mins
  • Immersed in the story

    18-Dec-2012

    With a range of projects continuing to expand the possibilities of 3D, John Hazelton explores the front runners for awards recognition.
  • Flying lessons

    14-Dec-2012

    Robert Zemeckis’ Flight has the feel of a 1970s drama, the budget of an indie film and the box-office trajectory of a sleeper hit. John Hazelton speaks to Zemeckis and stars Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly.
  • VFX breaks new ground

    13-Dec-2012

    The shortlisted films for this year’s visual effects category at the Academy Awards reveal how the sector has moved beyond the sci-fi and fantasy realm into comedies and dramas. John Hazelton eyes the field of contenders.
  • Palm Springs career award for Sally Field

    7-Dec-2012

    The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is to present two-time Oscar-winning actress Sally Field with its career achievement award.
  • Slamdance announces narrative, doc sections

    7-Dec-2012

    The Slamdance Film Festival has announced the films in its narrative and documentary feature competitions, among them 13 world premieres and seven US premieres.
  • Twilight, Skyfall, Guardians set to rule again in international

    7-Dec-2012

    With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Skyfall and Rise of the Guardians still dominant, and the big holiday releases yet to come, there are only a handful of major-territory openings in the international marketplace this weekend.
  • Marsden set for Walk of Shame

    6-Dec-2012

    James Marsden has joined the cast of the Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment comedy Walk of Shame, taking a leading role alongside Elizabeth Banks.
  • Tribeca takes two from Karpovsky

    6-Dec-2012

    Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to multi-hyphenate Alex Karpovsky’s Rubberneck and Red Flag.
  • Shout! Factory takes two from EuropaCorp

    6-Dec-2012

    In a deal with French studio EuropaCorp, Shout! Factory has acquired US home entertainment, digital and broadcast rights to CG animated feature A Monster In Paris and Luc Besson’s adventure film The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec.
  • Les Misérables

    6-Dec-2012

    Dir: Tom Hooper. UK-US. 2012. 157mins
  • This Is 40

    6-Dec-2012

    Dir/scr: Judd Apatow. US. 2012. 134mins
  • Dowd and Ireland join Louisiana festival

    6-Dec-2012

    Producer and distributor Jeff Dowd and director Dan Ireland have been named co-artistic directors of the new Louisiana International Film Festival and Mentorship Program (LIFF).
  • Zero Dark Thirty tops NBR awards

    5-Dec-2012

    Zero Dark Thirty has scored a hat trick at the National Board of Review (NBR) awards, taking the best film prize, best director for Kathryn Bigelow and best actress for Jessica Chastain.
  • XLrator takes American Mary for US

    5-Dec-2012

    XLrator Media has acquired all US rights to horror thriller American Mary and plans to release the film on its new Screamfest label next autumn.
  • Argo gets Palm Spring award

    5-Dec-2012

    Argo is to get the Ensemble Performance Award at next month’s Palm Springs International Film Festival.
  • Aldamisa takes international on Sundance premiere Inevitable Defeat

    5-Dec-2012

    Aldamisa International has acquired director George Tillman’s The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, set for its world premiere at next month’s Sundance festival, for international sales.
  • AMPAS to fete Almodovar in London

    4-Dec-2012

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is to celebrate the career of Pedro Almodóvar with “an intimate retrospective” on Dec 13 at London’s Curzon Soho Cinema.
  • Sundance shorts unveiled

    4-Dec-2012

    The Sundance Institute has unveiled a line-up of 65 short films - including new projects from Albert Maysles and Morgan Spurlock - to screen at next month’s Sundance Film Festival.
  • Disney signs with Netflix for US

    4-Dec-2012

    Disney has signed a multi-year licensing deal that will make Netflix the exclusive US subscription TV outlet for first-run live action and animated features from the Walt Disney Studios starting in 2016.
  • Tribeca launches interactive workshops

    4-Dec-2012

    The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) has announced a new US workshop series, Tribeca Hacks, designed to bring together content creators and technology specialists to increase understanding and broaden participation in the field of interactive storytelling.
  • Isaac, Clarke sign for Monahan's Mojave

    4-Dec-2012

    Oscar Isaac and Jason Clarke have signed to star in Atlas Independent’s thriller Mojave, written and to be directed by William Monahan [pictured].
  • DeHaan joins next Spider-Man

    4-Dec-2012

    Dane DeHaan is joining the cast of the next instalment of The Amazing Spider-Man.
  • Satellite Award nominees named

    4-Dec-2012

    Les Miserables, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook are among the big nominees for the International Press Academy’s 2012 Satellite Awards.
  • Documentary Oscar shortlist unveiled

    3-Dec-2012

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled its shortlist of 15 films in the running for this year’s Documentary Feature Oscar, among them Bully (pictured), The House I Live In and Searching for Sugar Man.
  • Zero Dark Thirty takes NY critics award

    3-Dec-2012

    The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC), the first of the US critics groups to announce their annual awards, has named Zero Dark Thirty Best Picture and its director Kathryn Bigelow Best Director.
  • Brave, Ralph, Guardians top Annie nominees

    3-Dec-2012

    Pixar’s Brave, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph and DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians got the most mentions in the nomination list for this year’s Annie Awards, presented by the International Animated Film Society, or ASIFA-Hollywood.
  • Deadfall

    3-Dec-2012

    Dir: Stefan Ruzowitzky. US. 2012. 95mins
  • Drawing on diversity

    23-Nov-2012

    Animated features are becoming less child-centric, with even Pixar exploring darker tones. John Hazelton surveys this year’s trends, plus the international productions that are making waves
  • Michael Haneke

    23-Nov-2012

    Michael Haneke’s latest film Amour won the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year and continues to attract awards attention. The Austrian auteur talks to John Hazelton about tackling ageing and suffering on screen — and why he doesn’t like improvisation
  • Dead Man's Burden

    21-Nov-2012

    Dir/scr: Jared Moshé. US. 2012. 93mins
  • Nature Calls

    8-Nov-2012

    Dir/scr: Todd Rohal. US. 2012. 79mins
  • The Discoverers

    2-Nov-2012

    Dir/scr: Justin Schwarz. US. 2012. 104mins
  • Red Dawn

    31-Oct-2012

    Dir: Dan Bradley. US. 2012. 94mins
  • Chasing Mavericks

    26-Oct-2012

    Dirs: Curtis Hanson, Michael Apted. US. 2012. 115mins
  • Fun Size

    26-Oct-2012

    Dir: Josh Schwartz. US. 2012. 87mins
  • The Comedy

    25-Oct-2012

    Dir: Rick Alverson. US. 2012. 95mins
  • Technicolor unveil latest initiatives at Technology Days showcase

    24-Oct-2012

    The two-day invitation-only event highlighted initiatives in fields including 3D, visual effects, audience response measurement and piracy deterrence.
  • Citadel

    17-Oct-2012

    Dir/scr: Ciaran Foy. Ireland-UK. 2012. 84mins
  • Rise Of The Guardians

    12-Oct-2012

    Dir: Peter Ramsey. US. 2012. 97mins
  • Split screen

    11-Oct-2012

    The television business is seeing an influx of independent US film companies. John Hazelton explores the shifting production landscape that is making the small screen so attractive - even if the move can be tough
  • Sinister

    28-Sep-2012

    Dir: Scott Derrickson. US. 2012. 110mins
  • Won't Back Down

    26-Sep-2012

    Dir: Daniel Barnz. US. 2012. 120mins
  • You May Not Kiss the Bride

    24-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Rob Hedden. US. 2012. 100mins
  • House At The End Of The Street

    21-Sep-2012

    Dir: Mark Tonderai. US. 2012. 101mins
  • Brooklyn Castle

    5-Sep-2012

    Dir: Katie Dellamaggiore. US. 2011. 101mins
  • Brawler

    31-Aug-2012

    Dir/scr: Chris Sivertson. US. 2012. 83mins
  • For a Good Time, Call...

    24-Aug-2012

    Dir: Jamie Travis. US. 2012. 90mins
  • Premium Rush

    23-Aug-2012

    Dir: David Koepp. US. 2012. 91mins
  • The Tall Man

    14-Aug-2012

    Dir/scr: Pascal Laugier. Canada/France. 2011. 106mins
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green

    13-Aug-2012

    Dir/scr: Peter Hedges. US. 2012. 105mins
  • ParaNorman

    3-Aug-2012

    Dirs: Sam Fell, Chris Butler. US. 2012. 100mins
  • Hope Springs

    2-Aug-2012

    Dir: David Frankel. US. 2012. 100mins
  • The boom in US studio facilities

    25-Jul-2012

    Thanks largely to the availability of tax-based production incentives in almost every state and country in the region, North America has recently been going through a regional studio building boom. 
  • I Do

    20-Jul-2012

    Dir: Glenn Gaylord. US. 2012. 94mins
  • Katy Perry: Part Of Me

    3-Jul-2012

    Dirs: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz. US. 2012. 88mins
  • Ruby Sparks

    29-Jun-2012

    Dirs: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris. US. 2012. 104mins
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift

    28-Jun-2012

    Dirs: Steve Martino, Michael Thurmeier. US. 2012. 87mins
  • Magic Mike

    25-Jun-2012

    Dir: Steven Soderbergh. US. 2012. 110mins
  • Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

    19-Jun-2012

    Dir-scr: Lorene Scafaria. US. 2012. 101mins
  • Neil Young Journeys

    13-Jun-2012

    Dir: Jonathan Demme. US. 2011. 87mins
  • Madagascar 3 joining international fray

    8-Jun-2012

    Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted becomes the latest big summer contender to enter the crowded international arena this weekend, opening in six major territories and 22 smaller markets at the same time as it launches in North America.
  • Palm Springs reveals shorts line-up

    7-Jun-2012

    Films featuring Judi Dench, Stellan Skarsgard, Michael Fassbender, Helena Bonham Carter and Lily Tomlin are among the 323 shorts selected from more than 3,000 entries for this year’s Palm Springs International ShortFest & Film Market (June 19-25).
  • LA festival announces jurors

    7-Jun-2012

    The Los Angeles Film Festival has named the jurors for its 2012 edition, which runs June 14-24.
  • IMAX adds five in China

    7-Jun-2012

    IMAX has signed a deal with Omnijoi Cinema Development Co to install five more theatre systems in Chinese locations including the cities of Qingdao, Nantong and Suzhou.
  • Silver signs distribution deal with Universal

    7-Jun-2012

    Universal Pictures has signed a five-year North American distribution deal with producer Joel Silver.
  • AMPAS appoints new tech head

    7-Jun-2012

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has promoted Megan Clarke to the newly created post of managing director, information technology.
  • BiteSize developing Isaac Newton action film

    7-Jun-2012

    Director Rob Cohen and producer Gene Kirkwood are to develop a new action franchise based on the life of Sir Isaac Newton for BiteSize Entertainment.
  • Lionsgate renews with Emmett/Furla

    7-Jun-2012

    Lionsgate and its Grindstone division have renewed their slate deal with producer Emmett/Furla Films to cover ten more films.
  • Sea Rich to target Latino audience

    7-Jun-2012

    Producer Gino Cabanas and venture capitalist Wagner Richard have formed a partnership to finance films, TV projects and web series.
  • Canadian Academy names council members

    7-Jun-2012

    The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has named the members of its National Advisory Council.
  • McDonald gets chair at UCLA

    6-Jun-2012

    Cinematographer and professor William McDonald has been appointed chair of the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media at the University of California Los Angeles’ School of Theater, Film and Television.
  • ASC names Lighthill president

    6-Jun-2012

    Stephen Lighthill has been elected president of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
  • Chapman debuts with thriller Trigger

    6-Jun-2012

    Chapman Filmed Entertainment, the micro-budget production company launched by California’s Chapman University, will make thriller Trigger its first production.
  • Reliance gets film rights to Frost novels

    6-Jun-2012

    Reliance Entertainment and Kintop Pictures have acquired film rights to The Paladin Prophecy, Mark Frost’s forthcoming young adult trilogy to be published by Random House Children’s Books.
  • Submarine picks up eighties music films

    6-Jun-2012

    Submarine Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights in all media to eighties music films Downtown 81 and Wild Style.
  • Antiviral spreads to IFC for US

    6-Jun-2012

    IFC Midnight has acquired US rights to Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral, which had its world premiere at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section.
  • Content takes piece of Gibney's Jigsaw

    6-Jun-2012

    Content Media Corporation is buying a 50% stake in documentarian Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and plans to help the company expand its film and TV development and production operations.
  • Rand launches distributor Grand

    5-Jun-2012

    Former Lionsgate, Image Entertainment and Maya Entertainment executive David Rand has formed Grand Entertainment Group (GEG), a multi-platform distribution and content development company based in Los Angeles.
  • Panorama orders Chinese Take Away for US

    5-Jun-2012

    Panorama Entertainment has acquired award-winning Argentinian-Spanish drama Chinese Take Away (Uncuento chino) for distribution in the US.
  • IFC Midnight takes Replicas

    5-Jun-2012

    IFC Midnight has acquired all US rights to thriller Replicas, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca festival in April.
  • Columbus acquires Grisham's Calico Joe

    5-Jun-2012

    Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures has acquired the rights to John Grisham’s best-selling novel Calico Joe. Columbus (pictured) will adapt the novel to direct as a feature.
  • Fox and Warner join forces in Brazil

    5-Jun-2012

    Fox International and Warner Bros Pictures International are creating a joint operation in Brazil to distribute and markets their respective slates.
  • Backgammon starts production

    5-Jun-2012

    3:1 Cinema and Fischer Productions have started production on psychological thriller Backgammon.
  • Korean films in LA showcase

    5-Jun-2012

    Look East: Korean Film Festival has announced ten films for the lineup of its first annual Hollywood celebration of Korean cinema.
  • Rapaport to direct Rival's Tough Luck

    5-Jun-2012

    Michael Rapaport is to make his narrative feature directing debut on noir thriller Tough Luck, from Rival Pictures.
  • Zarafa finds US home with GKIDS

    5-Jun-2012

    GKIDS has acquired US distribution rights to Zarafa, an official selection at this week’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
  • La Sirga goes to Film Movement for North America

    5-Jun-2012

    Film Movement has acquired all North American rights to La Sirga, Colombian director William Vega’s Cannes Director’s Fortnight selection.
  • Love Birds lands at Freestyle for US

    5-Jun-2012

    Freestyle Digital Media has acquired Love Birds from Icon International for release in the US on DVD and VOD.
  • Barker tackles Zombies vs Gladiators for Amazon

    5-Jun-2012

    Hellraiser creator Clive Barker is to rewrite action horror project Zombies vs Gladiators for Amazon Studios, the content development division of Amazon.com that uses audience feedback to develop original entertainment projects.
  • Participant buys North America on Chavez

    5-Jun-2012

    Participant Media has acquired all North American rights to director Diego Luna’s Chavez, currently shooting in Sonora, Mexico.
  • Baldwin, Blanchett, Hawkins and Sarsgaard cast for next Allen film

    5-Jun-2012

    Woody Allen has announced that Alec Baldwin (pictured), Cate Blanchett, Louis CK, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins and Peter Sarsgaard will feature in the cast of his next film.
  • Oscilloscope takes Tchoupitoulas

    5-Jun-2012

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Bill and Turner Ross’s documentary Tchoupitoulas.
  • Snow White looks good in US opening

    4-Jun-2012

    Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman had a bigger than expected opening at the North American box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $56.3m and easily deposing Men in Black 3 as the market’s top draw.
  • Grindstone takes Gingerclown for North America

    4-Jun-2012

    Grindstone Entertainment, the home video division of Lionsgate’s Mandate Pictures, has acquired North American distribution rights to Gingerclown 3D.
  • Outfest picks lab fellows

    4-Jun-2012

    Los Angeles-based non-profit Outfest has announced the names of the five fellows who will take part in its 2012 Screenwriting Lab.
  • Breaking Glass picks up four for US

    4-Jun-2012

    Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired all US rights to four titles offered at the Cannes market: BAFTA-nominated British thriller Shifty, Jose Campusano’s dark Argentinian drama Twisted Romance, documentary Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era and Simon Chung’s Hong Kong film Speechless.
  • Kennedy to co-head Lucasfilm

    4-Jun-2012

    Producer Kathleen Kennedy is to become co-chair of Lucasfilm, allowing company founder George Lucas to move forward with his previously announced retirement plans.
  • MIB3 rules again at international box office

    3-Jun-2012

    Men in Black 3 dominated the international box office again this weekend though Snow White and Prometheus both made good international starts.
  • For Greater Glory

    2-Jun-2012

    Dir: Dean Wright. Mexico. 2011. 143mins
  • Robopocalypse release pushed to 2014

    1-Jun-2012

    In a round of release date changes at the Hollywood studios, Steven Spielberg’s Robopocalypse has been put back almost a year and set for a worldwide launch on April 25, 2014, with Disney distributing in the US and Fox internationally.
  • Relativity closes $350m financing deal

    1-Jun-2012

    Relativity Media has closed a deal for $350m in debt financing that the company said will be used to fund planned expansion and future film projects.
  • FilmDistrict adds three in marketing

    1-Jun-2012

    FilmDistrict has added three more executives to the marketing department headed by recently appointed president of marketing Christine Birch.
  • Snow White and Prometheus take on Men in Black

    31-May-2012

    Snow White and Prometheus will be competing with Men in Black for this weekend’s international box office spoils.
  • Horn to head Walt Disney Studios

    31-May-2012

    Former Warner Bros Entertainment president Alan Horn has been named chairman of Walt Disney Studios, stepping into the post recently vacated by Rich Ross.
  • Beyonce joins Epic voice cast

    31-May-2012

    Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amada Seyfried and Johnny Knoxville have joined the voice cast of Epic, the upcoming 3D computer animated adventure comedy from Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios.
  • Drafthouse to re-release Miami Connection

    31-May-2012

    Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to eighties martial arts film Miami Connection.
  • Sundance Selects picks Una Noche for US

    31-May-2012

    Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to writer-director Lucy Mulloy’s Tribeca festival award-winner Una Noche.
  • SPWA takes international on Jonze, Russell projects

    31-May-2012

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has bought selected international distribution rights to upcoming projects from Spike Jonze and David O Russell.
  • Duhamel, Hough set for Relativity's Safe Haven

    30-May-2012

    Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough are to star in Relativity Media’s upcoming adaptation of Nicholas Sparks novel Safe Haven.
  • UPI buys Foosball for Latin America, Spain

    30-May-2012

    Universal Pictures International (UPI) has acquired distribution rights for Latin America and Spain to Juan Jose Campanella’s Foosball.
  • ARC adopts Red Dog for North America

    30-May-2012

    ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to hit Australian family adventure Red Dog.
  • Piano and Pali to design Academy museum in Los Angeles

    30-May-2012

    Acclaimed architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali are to design the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
  • McGurk to give LA Film Fest keynote

    29-May-2012

    Cinedigm Entertainment CEO Chris McGurk is to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 14-24.
  • Amour set for Dec 19 US launch

    29-May-2012

    Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has set Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winner Amour for a Dec 19 US launch.
  • Hyde Park reports Cannes sales

    29-May-2012

    Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park International (HPI) has announced sales deals on several films it took to the Cannes market.
  • Moonrise Kingdom breaks US per-theatre gross record

    29-May-2012

    Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom has recorded the highest per-theatre North American gross ever achieved by a live action film, according to distributor Focus Features.
  • Franklin to direct City of Night for Meyers

    29-May-2012

    Meyers Media Group and McDonald Entertainment are to co-finance City of Night, a thriller to be directed by Carl Franklin.
  • Two Lefts unveils development projects

    29-May-2012

    Two Lefts Don’t Make A Right Productions has announced new development projects involving director Doug Liman, actor Stanley Tucci and comics creator Stan Lee.
  • Gravitas signs 100th operator deal

    29-May-2012

    Gravitas Ventures, a distributor of independent films and documentaries to the North American VOD marketplace, has signed a licensing deal with Shaw Communications that will bring the cable operator 30 hours of film content a month.
  • MIB3 corrals $132m at international box office

    27-May-2012

    Men in Black 3 took over box offices worldwide this weekend, opening with an estimated $132m internationally and an estimated $55m in North America for a global tally of $187m.
  • Kim named Korean marketing director at Fox

    27-May-2012

    Twentieth Century Fox has appointed Elan Kim marketing director, Korea.
  • Shadow People to Anchor Bay for North America, UK and Australia

    27-May-2012

    Anchor Bay Films has acquired all rights for North America, the UK and Australia/New Zealand to ShadowPeople from Arclight Films.
  • MIB3 topples Avengers at US box office

    27-May-2012

    Sony’s Men in Black 3 finally knocked Marvel’s The Avengers off the top of the North American box office chart this weekend, opening over three days with an estimated $55m.
  • Kiarostami's Like Someone goes to Sundance Selects for US

    27-May-2012

    Sundance Selects is acquiring all US rights to Abbas Kiarostami’s Cannes competition entry Like Someone in Love.
  • Indomina takes US on Holy Motors

    27-May-2012

    The Indomina Group has acquired US distribution rights to Leos Carax’s French drama Holy Motors.
  • Reality goes to Oscilloscope for US

    27-May-2012

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired US rights to Matteo Garrone’s Cannes competition film Reality.
  • IFC Midnight gets Taste of Money for North America

    27-May-2012

    IFC Midnight is acquiring North American rights to The Taste of Money, director Im Sang-Soo’s Cannes competition entry.
  • Men In Black 3

    22-May-2012

    Dir: Barry Sonnenfeld. US. 2012. 106mins
  • Virginia

    18-May-2012

    Dir-scr: Dustin Lance Black. US. 2012. 111mins
  • Shanghai Calling

    10-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Daniel Hsia. US-China. 2012. 100mins
  • Girl In Progress

    4-May-2012

    Dir: Patricia Riggen. US. 2012. 92mins
  • Meeting Evil

    28-Apr-2012

    Dir: Chris Fisher. US. 2012. 89mins
  • Sound Of My Voice

    25-Apr-2012

    Dir: Zal Batmanglij. US. 2011. 84mins
  • 96 Minutes

    22-Apr-2012

    Dir/scr: Aimee Lagos. US. 2011. 94mins
  • Mamitas

    16-Apr-2012

    Dir/scr: Nicholas Ozeki. US. 2012. 109mins
  • Bad Ass

    13-Apr-2012

    Dir/scr: Craig Moss. US. 2012. 88mins
  • Touchback

    13-Apr-2012

    Dir/scr: Don Handfield. US. 2012. 120mins
  • We The Party

    2-Apr-2012

    Dir/scr: Mario Van Peebles. US. 2012. 104mins
  • ATM

    2-Apr-2012

    Dir: David Brooks. US. 2012. 90mins
  • Mirror Mirror

    29-Mar-2012

    Dir: Tarsem Singh. US. 2012. 95mins
  • Fine tuning

    27-Mar-2012

    Movie acquisitions for US TV channels are steady but the picture will soon get more complex as studio output deals come up for renewal and SVoD players step up.
  • Musical Chairs

    22-Mar-2012

    Dir: Susan Seidelman. US. 2012. 100mins
  • A Thousand Words

    9-Mar-2012

    Dir: Brian Robbins. US. 2012. 91mins
  • Project X

    2-Mar-2012

    Dir: Nima Nourizadeh. US. 2012. 88mins
  • Oscars: The Artist wins big, Hugo also takes five

    27-Feb-2012

    The 84th Academy Awards ceremony had a distinct French accent as The Artist came out the big winner with five Oscars, including those for best picture, best director and best actor.
  • Tyler Perry's Good Deeds

    26-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Tyler Perry. US. 2012. 111mins
  • Trade secrets

    23-Feb-2012

    Traditional film sales are in flux, with the rise of digital platforms creating new opportunities for sellers against the backdrop of tough economic times. On the eve of Berlin’s European Film Market, John Hazelton explores a fast-evolving sector
  • Being Flynn

    20-Feb-2012

    Dir: Paul Weitz. US. 2012. 101mins
  • Cinetic to support short documentary series

    16-Feb-2012

    Cinetic Rights Management (CRM) is teaming up with video publisher Cinelan to support the digital distribution of short documentary series Focus Forward - Short Films, Big Ideas.
  • TLA picks up feature version of Faltz's Weak Species

    16-Feb-2012

    TLA Releasing has acquired worldwide rights to upcoming genre film Weak Species, writer-director Dan Faltz’s feature version of his award-winning short of the same name.
  • Streep and Roberts set for August: Osage County

    16-Feb-2012

    Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep have signed up for the Weinstein Company’s August: Osage County.
  • DreamWorks Animation reportedly in China studio venture

    15-Feb-2012

    DreamWorks Animation is reportedly forming a joint venture with two state-owned Chinese media groups for the construction of a studio facility in Shanghai.
  • More films revealed for SXSW

    15-Feb-2012

    SXSW has added 15 more features and four more shorts to its line-up and five more panels to its conference schedule.
  • Locations show dates set

    15-Feb-2012

    The Locations trade show has been set for June 15-16, marking the fist time that it will run concurrently with the opening weekend of the Los Angeles Film Festival.
  • Freestyle sets Tomorrow for Facebook release

    15-Feb-2012

    Freestyle Digital Media and social entertainment company Milyoni are teaming up to give Australian hit Tomorrow,When the War Began a simultaneous US theatrical, VOD and Facebook release on Feb 24.
  • Summit titles sell well at EFM

    15-Feb-2012

    Summit Entertainment has reported European Film Market deals for most of the world on Beautiful Creatures and The Tomb.
  • Alcon takes Peli's Chernobyl Nights

    15-Feb-2012

    Alcon Entertainment has acquired Oren Peli-written and produced horror thriller Chernobyl Nights for North America, Germany, Spain and Japan.
  • Lacy to replace departing Sadoff at ICM

    14-Feb-2012

    ICM has named Jessica Lacy to take over from the departing Hal Sadoff as head of the agency’s international and independent film department.
  • Summit confirms Garrett departure

    14-Feb-2012

    Summit Entertainment has confirmed that David Garrett, its London-based president of international sales, is to leave the company.
  • Hot Docs launches crowd-funding service

    13-Feb-2012

    Hot Docs is launching Doc Ignite, an online crowd-funding service designed to help independent Canadian film makers.
  • Breaking Dawn 1 makes big DVD debut

    13-Feb-2012

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 sold an estimated 3.2 m DVD and Blu-ray units during its first weekend of release in the US.
  • Mundruczó to head Sarajevo jury

    13-Feb-2012

    The Sarajevo Film Festival has named Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó president of the jury for its feature film competition programme.
  • Eone bringing Henry to North America

    13-Feb-2012

    Entertainment One has acquired North American rights to Toni Collette/Michael Sheen family comedy Jesus Henry Christ.
  • Adult World starts shoot

    10-Feb-2012

    Principal photography has begun in upstate New York on TreeHouse Pictures and Anonymous Content’s AdultWorld.
  • Legendary names Connors COO

    10-Feb-2012

    Legendary Entertainment has appointed Tim Connors chief operating officer.
  • Fremes heads international at Nu Image/Millennium

    10-Feb-2012

    John Fremes has been named head of international at Nu Image/Millennium Films, joining the company’s executive team at Berlin.
  • Goldwyn takes People for US

    10-Feb-2012

    Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired US rights to documentary People v The State of Illusion.
  • 108 Media adds three more for Berlin

    10-Feb-2012

    108 Media has added three more titles to its European Film Market sales slate.
  • Exclusive gets international on Therese

    9-Feb-2012

    Exclusive Media is to handle international sales on Thérèse, the upcoming romantic thriller starring Glenn Close, Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton
  • Phase 4 to bring Horrid Henry to US

    9-Feb-2012

    Phase 4 Films has acquired US and Canadian rights to British family comedy Horrid Henry: The Movie
  • Del Conte joins Prime Focus

    9-Feb-2012

    Visual effects and 3D conversion studio Prime Focus World has appointed Emmy-winner Chris Del Conte as managing director, Los Angeles.
  • Ng joins Fox Taiwan

    9-Feb-2012

    Twentieth Century Fox International has appointed Anna Ng managing director of Fox Taiwan.
  • TLA's Curl buys Optimale

    9-Feb-2012

    Derek Curl, majority owner of US and UK distributor TLA Releasing, has acquired French distributor Optimale.
  • Maya adds Between Us to Berlin market slate

    9-Feb-2012

    Maya Entertainment Group has acquired foreign rights to Between Us and added the Bugeater Films drama to its Berlin sales slate.
  • Sierra / Affinity selling Celeste

    9-Feb-2012

    Sierra / Affinity has added comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever to its EFM sales slate.
  • Galano unveils new sales company

    9-Feb-2012

    Former New Line International president Camela Galano has launched Speranza13 Media, a new international sales and financing company.
  • SXSW reveals Midnighters

    8-Feb-2012

    The SXSW festival has announced the features in its Midnighters section and revealed its complete line-up of shorts.
  • Dynamiter to Film Movement

    8-Feb-2012

    Film Movement has acquired North American rights to The Dynamiter.
  • Go Digital gets Unraveled

    8-Feb-2012

    Go Digital has acquired US rights to Marc H Simon’s feature documentary Unraveled, about disgraced attorney and philanthropist Marc Dreier.
  • Brooklyn Brothers goes to Oscilloscope for North America

    8-Feb-2012

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired all North American rights to The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, writer/director/star Ryan O’Nan’s debut feature, screening this week at the EFM.
  • Magnolia takes Belle Isle for US

    8-Feb-2012

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to The Magic of Belle Isle, a drama directed by Rob Reiner and starring Morgan Freeman
  • Sierra / Affinity brings Statham's Heat to EFM

    8-Feb-2012

    Sierra / Affinity is starting sales in Berlin on a remake of 1987 action-thriller Heat, with Jason Statham set to star and Brian De Palma directing.
  • Safe House

    8-Feb-2012

    Dir: Daniel Espinosa. US. 2012. 115mins
  • Big Miracle

    1-Feb-2012

    Dir: Ken Kwapis. US. 2012. 107mins
  • Hope on home front

    1-Feb-2012

    Overall home-entertainment spend was down in the US last year - but digital distribution and Blu-ray were among the bright spots as the market goes through a period of re-invention. And a look at the UK’s home entertainment sector.
  • Man On A Ledge

    23-Jan-2012

    Dir: Asger Leth. US. 2012. 102mins
  • The Theatre Bizarre

    21-Jan-2012

    Dirs: Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo, Tom Savini, Douglas Buck, Karim Hussain, David Gregory, Jeremy Kasten. US-France-Canada. 2012. 114mins
  • Zhang Yimou

    19-Jan-2012

    The Flowers Of War director tells John Hazelton about balancing the Eastern and Western elements of one of China’s biggest-ever productions.
  • Contraband

    12-Jan-2012

    Dir: Baltasar Kormakur. US. 2012. 109mins
  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

    11-Jan-2012

    Dirs: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky. US. 2011. 121mins
  • Beneath The Darkness

    7-Jan-2012

    Dir: Martin Guigui. US. 2012. 98mins
  • Restoring faith in Xmas

    20-Dec-2011

    Marketing Christmas releases in international territories can prove a challenge for the US studios.
  • Magic To Win

    10-Dec-2011

    Dir: Wilson Yip. Hong Kong. 2011. 101mins
  • Up in the air

    9-Dec-2011

    The airline rights business is soaring as on-demand in-flight systems introduce a wider range of independent and international films to discerning passengers. But rising fuel costs, fewer flights and the arrival of on-board internet access could signal turbulence ahead. John Hazelton reports
  • The Sitter

    8-Dec-2011

    Dir: David Gordon Green. US. 2011. 81mins
  • 72 Days

    24-Nov-2011

    Dir/scr: Danilo Šerbedžija. Croatia-Serbia. 2011. 93mins
  • Hugo

    19-Nov-2011

    Dir: Martin Scorsese. US. 2011.125mins
  • Jack And Jill

    10-Nov-2011

    Dir: Dennis Dugan. US. 2011. 90mins
  • A new approach to international

    6-Nov-2011

    Why are some of the US studios closing or restructuring their international production and acquisitions departments? John Hazelton reports
  • The Son Of No One

    4-Nov-2011

    Dir/scr: Dito Montiel. US. 2010. 93mins
  • The Front Line

    3-Nov-2011

    Dir: Jang Hun. South Korea. 2011. 133mins
  • Beyond The Black Rainbow

    3-Nov-2011

    Dir/scr: Panos Cosmatos. Canada. 2011. 110mins
  • Tower Heist

    1-Nov-2011

    Dir: Brett Ratner. US. 2011. 99mins
  • The Double

    16-Oct-2011

    Dir: Michael Brandt. US. 2011. 98mins
  • The Big Year

    14-Oct-2011

    Dir: David Frankel. US. 2011. 99mins
  • The Thing

    13-Oct-2011

    Dir: Mattijus Van Heijningen. US. 2011. 102mins
  • Tilt

    4-Oct-2011

    Dir: Viktor Chouchkov Jr. Bulgaria 2011. 94mins
  • What's Your Number?

    29-Sep-2011

    Dir: Mark Mylod. US. 2011. 106mins
  • Three Veils takes Arpa's top prize

    27-Sep-2011

    Rolla Selbak’s drama Three Veils took the best picture award at the 14th Arpa International Film Festival, which closed Sept 24 at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles.
  • Bruno to head TWC marketing

    27-Sep-2011

    The Weinstein Company (TWC) has hired Stephen Bruno as president of marketing.
  • Kujawski to Universal acquisitions post

    27-Sep-2011

    In a move to streamline its global acquisition activities, Universal Pictures has appointed Peter Kujawski executive vice president of worldwide acquisitions.
  • Brand, Hough for Diablo Cody project

    26-Sep-2011

    Julianne Hough and Russell Brand have been confirmed to star in Mandate Pictures’ untitled Diablo Cody project.
  • Kegeyan to replace Steinbauer at Hyde Park International

    26-Sep-2011

    IM Global executive Ruzanna Kegeyan has been named president of Hyde Park International. She will replace Mimi Steinbauer, who is leaving HPI to launch her own international sales company.
  • Elite Squad 2 set for US launch

    26-Sep-2011

    New Video’s Flatiron Film Company is to partner with Variance Films on a November US theatrical release for Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (Tropa De Elite 2), the hit Brazilian crime thriller recently named as Brazil’s submission for the foreign language film Oscar.
  • DreamWorks Animation, Fox sign streaming deals

    26-Sep-2011

    In the latest examples of online streaming operations shaking up Hollywood’s traditional ancillary markets, DreamWorks Animation has signed a US pay-TV window deal with Netflix and Fox has agreed to provide films and TV programmes to Amazon.com.
  • IM Global, Technicolor in services deal

    26-Sep-2011

    Production and sales company IM Global has signed a multi-year service arrangement with Technicolor.
  • Charlie Zone wins big at Halifax's Atlantic Film Festival

    26-Sep-2011

    Canada’s Atlantic Film Festival announced its award winners on Saturday (Sept 24) at a reception in Halifax, Nova Scotia marking the end of the event’s thirty-first annual run.
  • Disney signs SVOD deal for Brazil

    26-Sep-2011

    Disney Media Distribution has signed a multi-year film and TV licensing agreement with NetMovies Entertainment, Brazil’s largest online subscription service.
  • Rio festival unveils Brazilian line-up

    25-Sep-2011

    The Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Festival do Rio) has unveiled the initial Brazilian selection for its 2011 edition, which runs Oct 6-18.
  • Smurfs stay on top at international box office

    25-Sep-2011

    Sony’s The Smurfs once again held off all comers at the international box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $12.9m from 6,150 screens in 65 markets.
  • 3D Lion King beats new releases in US

    25-Sep-2011

    The 3D version of The Lion King continued its reign at the top of the North American box office chart this weekend, out-grossing new releases Moneyball, Dolphin Tale, Abduction and Killer Elite.
  • Elevate US rights to Variance

    23-Sep-2011

    Variance Films has acquired US theatrical rights to basketball documentary Elevate.
  • D&E gets Hammer for US

    23-Sep-2011

    D&E Entertainment has acquired The Hammer, a coming-of-age drama about deaf wrestler Matt Hamill, for US theatrical distribution.
  • IFC acquires rights to Penumbra

    23-Sep-2011

    IFC Midnight has acquired all rights for North America, Malaysia and Singapore to writer-directors Adrian and Ramiro Garcia Bogliano’s Penumbra, which had its world premiere this week at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
  • Kino Lorber gets Elles for US

    23-Sep-2011

    Kino Lorber has acquired all US rights to Elles, the Juliette Binoche drama that recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
  • SnagFilms adds features

    22-Sep-2011

    Documentary streaming operation SnagFilms has unveiled its first slate of feature film offerings as well as a number of new distribution partnerships.
  • Hertzberg elected IFTA chair

    22-Sep-2011

    CineTel Films president Paul Hertzberg has been elected chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing independent producers and distributors worldwide.
  • Straw Dogs

    16-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Rod Lurie. US. 2011. 109mins
  • Contagion

    3-Sep-2011

    Dir: Steven Soderbergh. US. 2011. 103mins
  • Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World

    21-Aug-2011

    Dir/scr: Robert Rodriguez. US. 2011. 88mins
  • Final Destination 5

    10-Aug-2011

    Dir: Steven Quale. US. 2011. 95mins
  • The Help

    7-Aug-2011

    Dir/scr: Tate Taylor. US. 2011. 146mins
  • Cowboys & Aliens

    28-Jul-2011

    Dir: Jon Favreau. US. 2011. 113mins
  • The Zero Hour

    25-Jul-2011

    Dir: Diego Velasco. Venezuela. 2010. 102mins
  • Friends With Benefits

    18-Jul-2011

    Dir: Will Gluck. US. 2011. 109mins
  • Horrible Bosses

    6-Jul-2011

    Dir: Seth Gordon. US. 2011. 95mins
  • Larry Crowne

    29-Jun-2011

    Dir: Tom Hanks. US. 2011. 99mins
  • Another Earth

    28-Jun-2011

    Dir: Mike Cahill. US. 2011. 92mins
  • Mr Popper's Penguins

    16-Jun-2011

    Dir: Mark Waters. US. 2011. 93mins
  • A Better Life

    16-Jun-2011

    Dir: Chris Weitz. US. 2011. 98mins
  • The woo factor

    7-Jun-2011

    Animation talent is in demand. On the eve of France’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 6-11), Screen looks at how US studios recruit international animators, and the creative benefits they bring
  • Saldana, Wilde join cast of The Words

    3-Jun-2011

    Literary thriller stars Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons and Dennis Quaid.
  • X-Men prequel in global launch

    3-Jun-2011

    X-Men: First Class becomes Hollywood’s latest global summer release this weekend, opening on 8,127 screens in 75 international markets at the same time as it makes its North American debut.
  • Maya signs international deals on Cafe

    2-Jun-2011

    Maya Entertainment has sold Jennifer Love Hewitt romantic comedy Café to 13 international markets.
  • Sobini's Sexy Evil Genius adds cast

    2-Jun-2011

    Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg, Billy Baldwin, and Harold Perrineau Jr have joined the cast of Sobini Films’ Sexy Evil Genius.
  • Paladin gets Connected for US

    2-Jun-2011

    Sundance documentary competition entry Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology is to be distributed in the US by Paladin.
  • Tinker, Tailor set for awards season US launch

    2-Jun-2011

    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy has been set for a North American release on Nov 18 through Focus Features, positioning the big screen version of John Le Carre’s ...
  • Life in a Day to get digital US premiere

    1-Jun-2011

    Cinedigm Digital Cinema and National Geographic Entertainment are to release Life in a Day to digital cinemas across the US on July 24, five days before National Geographic gives the user-generated documentary its traditional US theatrical launch.
  • Legendary plans Robinson project

    1-Jun-2011

    Legendary Pictures is to make a film about Jackie Robinson, the forties American baseball player who broke the sport’s colour barrier.
  • Sholem to International Film Circuit

    1-Jun-2011

    International Film Circuit has acquired US rights to documentary Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness, about the writer who helped forge the modern Jewish identity and whose stories became the basis of musical Fiddler on the Roof.
  • Relativity spins off Universal fund

    1-Jun-2011

    In a move designed to avoid “inherent conflicts of interest,” Relativity Media is spinning off its Universal Pictures co-financing fund to its minority stakeholder Elliott Management Corporation.
  • Deluxe creates Method Studios effects banner

    1-Jun-2011

    Deluxe Entertainment Services Group is to re-brand its visual effects companies Method and CIS Visual Effects as Method Studios.
  • California tax credit extension moves on

    1-Jun-2011

    A five-year, $500m extension of California’s film and TV tax credit program has been approved in the State Assembly.
  • Turin Horse to Cinema Guild for US

    1-Jun-2011

    The Cinema Guild has acquired US distribution rights to Hungarian film-maker Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse, winner of the Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear at this year’s ...
  • NY Asian festival sets premieres

    1-Jun-2011

    This year’s New York Asian Film Festival will give world premieres to Takashi Miike’s Ninja Kids!!! and Eiji Uchida’s The Last Days of the World and international premieres to the Johnnie To-produced Punished and Yu Irie’s Ringing in Their Ears.
  • US VOD 'test' for Source Code

    31-May-2011

    In a move the company characterised as a “test” of new window patterns, Summit Home Entertainment is to make sci-fi thriller Source Code available in the US via VOD and electronic sell through (EST) two weeks ahead of the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release.
  • Hobbit titles revealed

    31-May-2011

    New Line, Warner and MGM have announced the titles of Peter Jackson’s two Hobbit films and confirmed the films’ release dates.
  • Inception to open European digital facility

    31-May-2011

    Los Angeles-based digital media services company Inception Digital Services (IDS) is joining forces with authoring studio Infomedia GmbH Multi Media Services to open a European facility in Dortmund, Germany.
  • Hangover 2 breaks records with $86.5m domestic opening

    29-May-2011

    The Hangover Part II has notched the biggest domestic opening ever for a live action comedy, grossing an estimated $86.5m at the North American box office over three days and $118.1m since its Thursday (May 26) release.
  • Hangover, Panda sequels score big at international box office

    29-May-2011

    The Hangover Part II and Kung Fu Panda 2 romped into the international marketplace this weekend, taking $60.2m and $57m respectively.
  • Summit signs pay TV deal with HBO

    26-May-2011

    Summit Entertainment has signed an exclusive output deal with HBO that will see the US pay TV network screening Summit titles released theatrically between January 2013 and the end of 2017.
  • Greetings to Maya for US

    26-May-2011

    Maya Entertainment has acquired US rights to Greetings to the Devil from Celluloid Nightmares. American Latino and multi-cultural specialist Maya will release the thriller theatrically and on its VOD platform.
  • Cannes deals signed by CMG

    26-May-2011

    Cinema Management Group (CMG) has reported more than 30 sales deals on its Cannes slate of animated features and action films.
  • US release for Sex and Zen 3D

    25-May-2011

    China Lion Film Distribution has signed a deal with Pegasus Motion Pictures to handle North American distribution of Sex and Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy.
  • Sundance Selects takes Declaration

    25-May-2011

    Sundance Selects is acquiring all US rights to Valérie Donzelli’s Cannes Critics’ Week entry Declaration of War.
  • IM sells Enchanted to major markets

    25-May-2011

    IM Global has announced sales of BBC Earth Films’ Enchanted Kingdom 3D to territories including France, Germany, China, Korea and Russia.
  • Swell Season to open Silverdocs

    25-May-2011

    Nick August-Perna’s The Swell Season has been set to open the Silverdocs Documentary Festival, with Chris Paine’s Revenge of the Electric Car as closing film and Steve James’ The Interrupters as the Centerpiece title.
  • Chiba to star in Lone Warrior

    24-May-2011

    Japanese actor and martial artist Sonny Chiba is to star in Lone Warrior, a period adventure from US writer-director Cameron Fertitta.
  • MPI grabs Hammers for North America

    24-May-2011

    MPI Media Group has acquired all North American rights to comedy-drama A Bag of Hammers. The company is planning an August theatrical release to be followed by VOD and DVD availability.
  • Screen Media takes Jig for North America

    24-May-2011

    Screen Media Films has acquired North American rights to Jig, director Sue Bourne’s documentary following nine dancers through the Irish Dancing World Championships ...
  • Maya picks up Benavides Born

    24-May-2011

    Maya Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to All She Can, which premiered in this year’s Sundance dramatic competition under its original title Benavides Born.
  • Linklater's Bernie to open LA festival

    24-May-2011

    Richard Linklater’s Bernie will get its world premiere as the opening night film of the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16-26).
  • Linde signs international output deals, confirms Reliance backing

    24-May-2011

    David Linde has unveiled a network of international output deals with distributors including Entertainment One, Tele Munchen and Nordisk Film and confirmed that Reliance Entertainment will back his new production and financing venture.
  • Columbia takes Bigelow's Bin Laden project for US

    24-May-2011

    Columbia Pictures has acquired US rights to Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s film about the black ops mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.
  • The Hangover Part II

    23-May-2011

    Dir: Todd Phillips. US. 2011. 101mins
  • Pirates 4 sets new international opening record

    23-May-2011

    Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides scored the biggest international opening of all time this weekend, grossing an estimated $256.3m.
  • Pirates 4 has $90.1m North American debut

    22-May-2011

    Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opened in North America with an estimated $90.1m this weekend, making Disney’s fourth Pirates film the biggest domestic opener of the year so far but only the third best starter in the franchise’s history.
  • Cassel in talks for Dobermann sequel

    22-May-2011

    Richard Rionda Del Castro of Marco Polo Production and Gilles Thompson of Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA) are joining forces to produce
  • Phase 4 adopts Space Dogs for North America

    21-May-2011

    Phase 4 Films has acquired all US and Canadian rights to animated 3D feature Space Dogs from Epic Pictures Group.
  • Mia Maestro set for Maya's Darkness

    21-May-2011

    Maya Entertainment is to produce psychological suspense thriller The Darkness of the Road, with Mia Maestro (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1) attached to star.
  • Finding the alternative

    17-May-2011

    Screen examines new distribution opportunities for documentaries.
  • 35 & Ticking

    11-May-2011

    Dir/scr: Russ Parr. US. 2011. 104mins
  • Sellers gain from capital

    6-May-2011

    Access to capital is the key for top-tier sales agents to secure A-list projects in today’s ultra competitive, slimmed-down marketplace.
  • Bridesmaids

    4-May-2011

    Dir: Paul Feig. US. 2011. 125mins
  • Something Borrowed

    1-May-2011

    Dir: Luke Greenfield. US. 2011. 113mins
  • Water for Elephants

    22-Apr-2011

    Dir: Francis Lawrence. US. 2011. 122mins
  • The box of delights

    5-Apr-2011

    No longer simply a refuge for a career in decline, serious TV drama is alive and thriving in the US as film talents including Kate Winslet and Martin Scorsese clamour to work on the small screen. But can this trend continue?
  • Soul Surfer

    30-Mar-2011

    Dir: Sean McNamara. US. 2010. 106mins
  • There Be Dragons

    25-Mar-2011

    Dir/scr: Roland Joffé. Spain-US. 2010. 122mins
  • Source Code

    20-Mar-2011

    Dir: Duncan Jones. US. 2010. 93mins
  • Tough times in Hollywood

    16-Mar-2011

    Is the art of the screenwriter drowning in a sea of action blockbusters and diminishing budgets or will more writers follow in the wake of this year’s award winners, crafting screenplays with distinctive voices and sophisticated narratives? John Hazelton reports
  • Credit crunch

    16-Mar-2011

    Is there a better method for assigning screenplay writing credits than the WGA’s controversial and complex arbitration procedures? John Hazelton talks to writers
  • Limitless

    15-Mar-2011

    Dir: Neil Burger. US. 2011. 104mins
  • Battle: Los Angeles

    10-Mar-2011

    Dir: Jonathan Liebesman. US. 2011. 116mins
  • Red Riding Hood

    10-Mar-2011

    Dir: Catherine Hardwicke. US. 2011. 99mins
  • Rango

    1-Mar-2011

    Dir: Gore Verbinski. US. 2011. 107mins
  • Hall Pass

    22-Feb-2011

    Dirs: Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly. US. 2010. 108mins
  • Unknown

    16-Feb-2011

    Dir: Jaume Collet-Serra. US. 2011. 108mins
  • The Eagle

    7-Feb-2011

    Dir: Kevin Macdonald. UK-US. 2011. 114mins
  • Sanctum

    3-Feb-2011

    Dir: Alister Grierson. US-Australia. 2011.109mins
  • The Rite

    25-Jan-2011

    Dir: Mikael Håfström. US. 2011. 113mins
  • Oscar nominees react

    25-Jan-2011

    Academy Award contenders were celebrating and theorising in the wake of the Oscar nominations announcement on Tuesday morning.
  • The Dilemma

    11-Jan-2011

    Dir: Ron Howard. US. 2011. 101mins
  • Hans Zimmer-composer, Inception

    22-Dec-2010

    For the score of Inception, Hans Zimmer used mathematics to mirror its complex plot.
  • AR Rahman-Composer, 127 Hours

    22-Dec-2010

    Danny Boyle gave AR Rahman two months to compose a complete symphony.
  • Trent Reznor--Composer, The Social Network

    22-Dec-2010

    Trent Reznor went the distance for David Fincher in scoring The Social Network, he tells John Hazelton
  • Aaron Sorkin – Screenwriter,The Social Network

    22-Dec-2010

    The complex story behind the creation of Facebook was a challenge, even for Aaron Sorkin. He tells John Hazelton how his moral compass met Sony’s lawyers
  • Ken Ralston – Visual Effects, Alice In Wonderland

    22-Dec-2010

    Although he already has five Oscars for special effects, Ken Ralston found Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland his biggest challenge. John Hazelton reports
  • How Do You Know

    15-Dec-2010

    Dir/scr: James L Brooks. US. 2010.121mins
  • Frankie & Alice

    11-Dec-2010

    Dir: Geoffrey Sax. US. 2010. 100mins
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    8-Dec-2010

    Dir: Michael Apted. US. 2010. 115mins
  • True Grit

    3-Dec-2010

    Dirs/scr: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. US. 2010. 110mins
  • Tiny Furniture

    20-Nov-2010

    Dir/scr: Lena Dunham. US. 2010. 98mins
  • Unstoppable

    8-Nov-2010

    Dir: Tony Scott. US. 2010. 98mins
  • Due Date

    29-Oct-2010

    Dir: Todd Phillips. US. 2010. 95mins
  • Competitive incentives change the US landscape

    28-Oct-2010

    The US worked up production incentives relatively late. But with the majority of states now offering schemes, the competition is benefiting producers. By John Hazelton
  • Love & Other Drugs

    28-Oct-2010

    Dir: Edward Zwick. US. 2010. 114mins
  • Flattening landscape

    27-Oct-2010

    The competitive international pay-TV arena has been highly profitable for studios. But mergers across the industry mean that many territories have only one major buyer. John Hazelton reports
  • Security screen

    27-Oct-2010

    The revenues from a pay-TV deal can give US independent distributors a secure revenue stream ­ but such deals are hard to come by, with broadcasters wary of titles without built-in audience awareness. John Hazelton reports
  • Paying the way

    27-Oct-2010

    The revenues from the pay-TV sector have helped buoy the film business in recent years. But does the increasing popularity of original programming mean costly film product is losing its appeal for broadcasters? On the eve of Mipcom (Oct 4-8) John Hazelton reports on the US picture
  • Live webcast for Gotham nominations

    16-Oct-2010

    The nominations announcement for the Gotham Independent Film Awards is to be webcast live on Monday [18], with critic Elvis Mitchell hosting.
  • Hobbit gets greenlight for February start

    16-Oct-2010

    The Hobbit films have reportedly been given the greenlight for a February start, even though the labour dispute surrounding the two-part $400m project has not yet been resolved.
  • Cohen takes Marguerite for US

    15-Oct-2010

    New US theatrical distributor Cohen Media Group (CMG) has acquired US rights to My Afternoons with Marguerite (La Tête en Friche), Jean Becker’s comedy starring Gérard Depardieu.
  • Social Network hooking up in three major markets

    15-Oct-2010

    The Social Network gets its first real test at the international box office this weekend, opening in France, Spain and the UK. The expansion will see the Facebook drama tussling with Despicable Me, Eat Pray Love and Legendof the Guardians for international audiences.
  • Jolie's Bosnia project reapplying for permit after content controversy

    14-Oct-2010

    GK Films says it is reapplying for a permit to shoot parts of Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut in Sarajevo after concerns about the film’s content reportedly caused the original permit to be revoked by Bosnian authorities.
  • Amber to develop with Oceanview Publishing

    14-Oct-2010

    Amber Entertainment, the production company formed last year by a team of former New Line executives, is joining forces with Oceanview Publishing to develop features and other projects from Oceanview’s catalogue of around 40 mystery, suspense and thriller titles.
  • Babelgum animation festival picks winners

    14-Oct-2010

    The Babelgum Animatron Animation Film Festival has named the winners of its cash prizes for animated shorts, worth a total of $17,000. The winners were announced at the Hamptons International Film Festival awards ceremony.
  • No January move for 2012 Oscars

    14-Oct-2010

    The Oscar ceremony will not be moving to January in 2012, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Wednesday [13], though a move is still a possibility in subsequent years.
  • AMPAS executive director Davis retiring

    14-Oct-2010

    Bruce Davis, executive director of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, is to retire at the end of June, 2011, he announced to an Academy board meeting this week.
  • Lionsgate calls MGM merger "unique opportunity"

    14-Oct-2010

    Confirming its new proposal of a merger with MGM, Lionsgate has issued a statement saying the proposal represents “a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to create a dynamic, forward-looking studio that unlocks tremendous potential value for Lionsgate’s shareholders and MGM’s various stakeholders.”
  • Santa Barbara award for Nolan

    14-Oct-2010

    Christopher Nolan is to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Modern Master Award.
  • Cactus Three launches finishing fund

    13-Oct-2010

    New York-based production and distribution company Cactus Three (C3) has formed a film finishing fund for documentaries and independent films.
  • Eight documentary shorts up for Oscar

    13-Oct-2010

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named the eight documentary shorts that have been short-listed for this year’s documentary short subject Oscar.
  • AFM to offer 49 world premieres

    13-Oct-2010

    Four hundred and nine features, including 49 world premieres and 287 market premieres, are to screen at next month’s American Film Market (AFM), which runs November 3-10 in Santa Monica.
  • 65 submissions for foreign language Oscar

    13-Oct-2010

    Sixty-five countries, including first-time entrants Ethiopia and Greenland, have submitted films for consideration for the foreign language film Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.
  • AFI Fest adds gala screenings

    13-Oct-2010

    AFI Fest has announced six Centerpiece Galas, four special screenings and a tribute to The King’s Speech for next month’s festival in Los Angeles.
  • Film Independent names Project: Involve participants

    12-Oct-2010

    Film Independent has selected 33 filmmakers for its annual diversity mentorship program, Project:Involve. The program is dedicated to fostering the careers of filmmakers from communities traditionally under represented in the industry.
  • Hamburg signs first look deal with DreamWorks

    12-Oct-2010

    DreamWorks Studios has signed a first look deal with writer, director and producer John Hamburg.
  • FilmDistrict names distribution, marketing teams

    12-Oct-2010

    FilmDistrict, Graham King and Peter Schlessel’s new acquisition, distribution and production company, has unveiled the executive team that will work with theatrical distribution president Bob Berney.
  • Focus makes Africa First awards

    12-Oct-2010

    Focus Features’ Africa First program for short films, an initiative for emerging filmmakers of African nationality and residence, has named the winners of this year’s five $10,000 awards.
  • Lionsgate makes new MGM merger proposal

    12-Oct-2010

    Lionsgate has reportedly made a new proposal to merge with MGM. And in a surprise twist, Carl Icahn, the activist investor involved in a long-running struggle with Lionsgate management, is backing the move.
  • Starz sells animation studio Film Roman

    12-Oct-2010

    Starz Media, the pay TV operation that recently sold its Overture Films unit, is selling its animation studio Film Roman to a group of investors lead by former Film Roman president Scott D Greenberg.
  • Icon won't comment on Weinstein-Blavatnik reports

    12-Oct-2010

    Icon today had “absolutely no comment” on reports that emerged last night that The Weinstein Company and Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries are reportedly creating a production fund to make mid-level features to be distributed by TWC and Access’ UK-based Icon operation.
  • Arab Film Festival heading to LA

    12-Oct-2010

    The 14th Annual Arab Film Festival (AFF) is to complete its four-city US run in Los Angeles from October 22 to 24.
  • Los Angeles festival dates set

    12-Oct-2010

    Film Independent has announced that its 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival will run June 16-26 and begin accepting submissions on November 1.
  • CAC elects Marks president/chairman

    12-Oct-2010

    The Cinema Advertising Council (CAC) has elected Cliff Marks president and chairman and Loren Venturi-Miller executive director.
  • ASC lifetime award for Deakins

    11-Oct-2010

    Roger Deakins is to receive the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Lifetime Achievement Award at the ASC award ceremony on February 13 in Los Angeles.
  • PGA Lear award for Hanks and Goetzman

    11-Oct-2010

    Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are to receive the Producers Guild of America’s 2011 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, to be presented at Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 22 in Los Angeles.
  • Ifans to play Spider-Man villain

    11-Oct-2010

    Rhys Ifans is to play the villain in Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios’ new installment of Spider-Man, though the filmmakers have not revealed which character that will be.
  • King's Speech takes Hamptons award

    11-Oct-2010

    Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech has won the narrative audience award at the Hampton’s International Film Festival.
  • IFC takes Myth for North America-plus

    11-Oct-2010

    IFC Films has acquired North American and select international rights - including East-Central Europe and the Middle East - to David Robert Mitchell’s drama The Myth of the American Sleepover.
  • Eat Pray, Despicable lead international pack

    10-Oct-2010

    Eat Pray Love and Despicable Me were the big earners at the international box office this weekend, while TheSocial Network started its international run with a second-place opening in Germany.
  • Social Network shows legs at US box office

    10-Oct-2010

    The Social Network dropped only 30.9% at the North American box office this weekend, taking a chart-topping $15.5m and holding off competition from three new releases.
  • Hansen joins CBS Films

    10-Oct-2010

    CBS Films has appointed Suzanne Hansen as vice president of exhibitor relations and promoted David Hawkins to manager of exhibitor relations.
  • Kristofferson joins Dolphin Tale

    10-Oct-2010

    Kris Kristofferson is joining the cast of Dolphin Tale, Alcon Entertainment’s 3D family film for Warner Bros, currently filming in Florida.
  • No 3D for Deathly Hallows Part 1

    8-Oct-2010

    Warner Bros Pictures has dropped its plan to do a 3D conversion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 in time for the film’s scheduled November 19 release.
  • O'Hair to head production at Parallel

    8-Oct-2010

    Parallel Media has hired Tim O’Hair as head of production. O’Hair was previously a senior agent in the motion picture finance group at Paradigm.
  • Social Network debuts on close-fought international weekend

    8-Oct-2010

    Buzz-producing awards contender The Social Network has its first international opening this weekend, though it is not likely to be among the handful of US studio films dividing up most of the spoils at the international box office.
  • MGM details reorganisation plan

    8-Oct-2010

    MGM has unveiled details of the bankruptcy plan which, if approved, will leave the long-beleaguered studio mostly owned by its lenders and headed, as expected, by Spyglass Entertainment chiefs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum.
  • Kino nabs The Robber for US

    7-Oct-2010

    Kino International has acquired all US rights to Benjamin Heisenberg’s Austrian thriller The Robber (der Rauber), which screened last week at the New York Film Festival.
  • Vaughan to direct GreeneStreet/Das' Boomsday

    7-Oct-2010

    Tom Vaughan (What Happens in Vegas) is to direct GreeneStreet Films and Das Films’ Boomsday, adapted from the Christopher Buckley comic novel.
  • ThinkFilm, Capitol declared bankrupt by US judge

    7-Oct-2010

    ThinkFilm and Capitol Films Development, two of the companies in financier David Bergstein’s troubled film empire, have been effectively pushed into bankruptcy by a US Federal judge.
  • Drake keynote speaker at Filmmaker Forum

    7-Oct-2010

    Lionsgate motion picture group president Joe Drake will be the keynote speaker at Film Independent’s sixth annual Filmmaker Forum, to be held October 29-31 at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles.
  • Participant, Imagenation join Madden's Marigold

    7-Oct-2010

    Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi have come aboard to co-finance Fox Searchlight’s comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which director John Madden (pictured) will start shooting this week in India with a cast led by Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel.
  • GK takes Jersey Boys film rights

    6-Oct-2010

    Graham King’s GK Films has acquired feature film rights to the hit musical stage play Jersey Boys: The Story ofFrankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
  • Wolfe among new Lippin recruits

    6-Oct-2010

    Looking to expand in the film and digital content fields, PR agency the Lippin Group has recruited three new vice presidents, among them former Nu Image publicity head Elizabeth Wolfe.
  • Paladin to launch Shadyac's I Am

    6-Oct-2010

    I Am, director Tom Shadyac’s documentary about his post-accident journey of self-discovery, is to be released theatrically in the US by Paladin.
  • Indomina gets Wasted on the Young

    6-Oct-2010

    Indomina Releasing has acquired all North American rights to Australian teen thriller Wasted on the Young (pictured), which had its international premiere in the Discovery section of last month’s Toronto festival.
  • Stone gets female lead in new Spider-Man

    6-Oct-2010

    Emma Stone, star of current Screen Gems hit Easy A, has been cast as the female lead in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man film.
  • Arclight to offer Wolf Creek 2 at AFM

    6-Oct-2010

    Arclight Films is to offer a sequel to successful 2005 Australian horror thriller Wolf Creek at next month’s American Film Market in Santa Monica.
  • Moving Pictures adopts First Dog

    6-Oct-2010

    Moving Pictures Film & TV (MPF&TV) has acquired all international rights to family film First Dog.
  • Red Flag sets US launch for Meskada

    5-Oct-2010

    Red Flag Releasing is to give independent crime thriller Meskada a simultaneous US theatrical/VOD/digital download release on December 3.
  • Someday wraps in New York

    5-Oct-2010

    Principal photography has wrapped on director Roberto Faenza’s New York comedy Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You.
  • Disney, Warner sign international TV deals

    5-Oct-2010

    At what is turning out to be a busy Mipcom for the US studios, Walt Disney and Warner Bros have announced new international TV volume deals for Italy, the Middle East and Scandinavia.
  • Myriad handles Textuality

    5-Oct-2010

    Myriad Pictures has acquired all international rights to romantic comedy Textuality and is selling the film at this week’s Mipcom TV market in Cannes.
  • AFI Fest names Young Americans, New Auteurs

    5-Oct-2010

    AFI Fest, the Los Angeles film festival run by the American Film Institute, has revealed the line-ups for its Young Americans and New Auteurs sections.
  • Snyder set for Superman re-boot

    5-Oct-2010

    Zack Snyder (300) is in negotiations to direct Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures’ upcoming Superman re-boot, Warner has confirmed.
  • IFC takes Winterbottom's Trip for US

    5-Oct-2010

    IFC Films is acquiring US rights to Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip.
  • McTiernan gets one-year sentence

    4-Oct-2010

    John McTiernan, director of Die Hard, Predator and The Hunt for Red October, has been sentenced by a US District Judge to a year in prison for his part in the Anthony Pellicano wire tap case.
  • Disney Interactive gets new co-presidents

    4-Oct-2010

    John Pleasants, currently head of Disney’s social games unit Playdom, and Yahoo media head James Pitaro have been named co-presidents of Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG).
  • Summit developing teen time traveler project

    4-Oct-2010

    Summit Entertainment is to develop a feature version of Tempest, the first part of a projected trilogy of teen time traveler novels by debut author Julie Cross.
  • Sundance Institute joins screening program

    4-Oct-2010

    Sundance Institute has been selected to represent the private sector in Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue, a program that will screen American and international independent films in the US and abroad.
  • Irwin gets Myriad sales post

    3-Oct-2010

    Katie Irwin has been promoted to manager of distribution for Myriad Pictures.
  • Afterlife goes on at international box office

    3-Oct-2010

    Resident Evil: Afterlife continued its powerful international run this weekend, grossing another $15m from holdover territories alone for an international total to date of $181.2m.
  • Social Network makes $23m start in US

    3-Oct-2010

    Buzzed-about Facebook drama The Social Network opened solidly at the North American box office this weekend, topping the domestic chart with an estimated three-day tally of $23m.
  • CAA sells 35% stake to TPG

    1-Oct-2010

    The deal, which also creates a $500m investment fund, is expected to help the Hollywood agency expand. Agency’s four managing partners commit to stay on.
  • Wall Street and Legend expand internationally

    1-Oct-2010

    Fox’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Warner’s The Legend Of The Guardians: the Owls of Ga’Hoole are among studio releases looking to gain ground in the international marketplace this weekend.
  • Paramount restructures licensing and video movie divisions

    30-Sep-2010

    Paramount Pictures is restructuring four of its divisions and laying off 53 employees worldwide. The move will reportedly save the studio $10m a year.
  • Ball leaves Exclusive to launch new venture

    30-Sep-2010

    Chris Ball is leaving his post as co-chairman of Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s Exclusive Media Group to establish Wrekin Hill Entertainment, a new independently financed production and US distribution company.
  • American World adds two for Mipcom

    30-Sep-2010

    American World Pictures has taken on worldwide sales rights to Savages Crossing and Kill Katie Malone.
  • Indomina takes Fire of Conscience for US

    30-Sep-2010

    Indomina Releasing has acquired US rights to Hong Kong action thriller Fire Of Conscience after the film’s screenings at this week’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
  • Screen Media buys White Lion for North America

    30-Sep-2010

    Screen Media has acquired North American rights to South African live-action family adventure White Lion from Showcase Entertainment.
  • RED

    30-Sep-2010

    Dir: Robert Schwentke. US. 2010. 111mins
  • Aronofsky, Swank, Duvall and Schamus get IFP tributes

    30-Sep-2010

    The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has named director Darren Aronofsky, actors Hilary Swank and Robert Duvall, and Focus Features CEO James Schamus as recipients of career tributes at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards.
  • The Social Network

    22-Sep-2010

    Dir: David Fincher. US. 2010. 123mins
  • Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole

    19-Sep-2010

    Dir: Zack Snyder. US. 2010. 91mins
  • Devil

    18-Sep-2010

    Dir: John Erick Dowdle. US. 2010. 80mins
  • Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

    12-Sep-2010

    Dir/scr: Alex Gibney . US. 2010. 117mins
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife

    12-Sep-2010

    Dir/scr: Paul W S Anderson. US. 2010. 97mins
  • Lost in interpretation

    6-Sep-2010

    Auditing is a growing business in the United States, especially in the studio system. John Hazelton reports
  • The Debt

    4-Sep-2010

    Dir: John Madden. US. 2010. 113mins
  • Eat Pray Love

    11-Aug-2010

    Dir/co-scr: Ryan Murphy. US. 2010.143mins
  • Boyle's 127 Hours set for Toronto

    5-Aug-2010

    Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours is to get its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
  • Film Dept negotiating $200m finance deal

    4-Aug-2010

    The Film Department has withdrawn its plan for an initial public offering and says it is in negotiation with investors “who prefer to keep the company in private hands” for $200m in equity and debt.
  • Nolan, Sheen get BAFTA/LA honours

    4-Aug-2010

    Christopher Nolan and Michael Sheen are to be honoured at the 2010 BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards in November.
  • Sherak re-elected as Academy president

    4-Aug-2010

    Tom Sherak has been re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
  • Cast set for Mandate's LOL

    4-Aug-2010

    Mandate Pictures has rounded out the ensemble cast for Miley Cyrus coming-of-age comedy LOL, which recently began shooting in Michigan.
  • Film Movement gets Helena

    4-Aug-2010

    Film Movement has acquired ensemble drama Helena From The Wedding for the US and Canada. The film will get a limited New York theatrical run in November and a cable VOD premiere in December.
  • Deauville announces premieres, tributes

    4-Aug-2010

    The Deauville American Film Festival has announced a line-up including Despicable Me, The Debt and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and tributes to Annette Bening, Terry Gilliam and Gregg Araki.
  • Altadena takes on Saving Amy

    4-Aug-2010

    Altadena Films has added ForgeFilms’ rite-of-passage drama Saving Amy to its international sales slate.
  • TIFF unveils doc and Wavelengths line-ups

    4-Aug-2010

    Errol Morris’ Tabloid, Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Thom Zimny’s The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town are to get their world premieres in the documentary line-up of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
  • IFP sets Gotham Awards date

    4-Aug-2010

    IFP has announced that the 20th Gotham Independent Film Awards will take place on November 29, once again at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
  • Tavernier's Princess to close Montreal

    4-Aug-2010

    Bertrand Tavernier’s The Princess of Montpensier has been set to close the 34th Montreal World Film Festival on September 6, with the French director in attendance.
  • Ofcom calls for UK movie channel probe

    4-Aug-2010

    In a move that could have significant implications for UK pay TV giant BskyB, UK media regulator Ofcom has asked the country’s Competition Commission to investigate the sale and distribution of subscription premium pay TV movies.
  • The Other Guys

    1-Aug-2010

    Dir: Adam McKay. US. 2010. 101mins
  • Predators

    9-Jul-2010

    Dir: Nimrod Antal. US. 2010. 109mins
  • Inception

    5-Jul-2010

    Dir/scr: Christopher Nolan. US. 2010. 147mins
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    27-Jun-2010

    Dir: David Slade. US. 2010. 124mins
  • Knight And Day

    20-Jun-2010

    Dir: James Mangold. US. 2010. 109mins
  • The big buy-in

    10-Jun-2010

    The studios have always acquired independent films for international territories but several have recently stepped up their activities. John Hazelton finds out why and looks at the response from sellers and indie buyers.
  • Killers

    7-Jun-2010

    Dir: Robert Luketic. US. 2010. 98mins
  • The Karate Kid

    4-Jun-2010

    Dir: Harald Zwart. US. 2009. 140 mins
  • Sex 2 looks to score again at international box office

    4-Jun-2010

    After making a stronger start internationally than domestically last weekend, Sex And The City 2 will be hoping to score again at the international box office this weekend as it expands into six more major markets.
  • CMG reveals Cannes deals

    3-Jun-2010

    Los Angeles-based sales company Cinema Management Group (CMG) has announced more than 30 deals on films in its Cannes slate.
  • Babelgum offers WSFF shorts

    3-Jun-2010

    Internet and mobile video platform Babelgum has partnered with the Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival (WSFF), which runs June 1-6 in Toronto, to create three online video channels of festival shorts.
  • Tribeca, Gucci assign finishing funds

    3-Jun-2010

    The Tribeca Film Institute and Gucci have picked seven projects to receive a total of $100,000 in finishing finance from the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund.
  • Rudd signs for My Idiot Brother

    3-Jun-2010

    Paul Rudd has signed to star in My Idiot Brother, a comedy from Anthony Bregman’s Likely Story and Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub’s Big Beach.
  • Lorber picks up Gould documentary

    3-Jun-2010

    Lorber Films has acquired US theatrical, DVD, digital and educational rights to Genius Within: The Inner Life ofGlenn Gould.
  • Gravitas in VOD YouTube deal

    3-Jun-2010

    VOD distributor Gravitas Ventures has signed a deal with YouTube to make hundreds of independent films available through a branded channel on the online video site.
  • Voltage Pictures turns up the charge on illegal downloaders of The Hurt Locker

    3-Jun-2010

    John Hazelton explores why Voltage Pictures is going after 5,000 illegal downloaders of The Hurt Locker and why the case could be crucial for independents.
  • Carter to Dream On

    3-Jun-2010

    Thomas Carter (Save The Last Dance) has been set to direct Mandate Pictures’ teen dance film Dream On. Mandate has the project on the fast track for production later this year. Lionsgate is handling international sales.
  • Icahn aims for Lionsgate board

    3-Jun-2010

    Continuing his battle with the board of leading US independent Lionsgate, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has again extended his offer for the company and said he will stage a proxy fight to replace the board later this year.
  • New Video picks up Kells

    2-Jun-2010

    New Video has acquired US television, digital, VOD and home video distribution rights to Irish animated feature The Secret of Kells from Gkids, the film’s US rights holder.
  • Film Sales Co takes on Garbo

    2-Jun-2010

    The Film Sales Company has acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding Spain and the UK, to Edmon Roch’s documentary Garbo: The Spy.
  • Howl to open Outfest

    2-Jun-2010

    Outfest 2010: The 28th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, has unveiled its line-up, with Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Allen Ginsberg drama Howl opening the event on July 8 and J B Ghuman’s feature debut Spork closing it on July 18.
  • Oscilloscope takes Burroughs documentary

    2-Jun-2010

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American distribution rights to Yony Leyser’s documentary WilliamS Burroughs: A Man Within.
  • Potter's Orlando set for US re-launch

    2-Jun-2010

    Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) is to re-release Sally Potter’s Orlando in North American cinemas and on DVD and Blu-ray.
  • Wiseman's Boxing Gym to get US run

    1-Jun-2010

    Zipporah Films, distributor of the films of veteran documentarian Frederick Wiseman, has contracted mTuckman media to handle the US theatrical release of Wiseman’s Cannes Directors Fortnight entry Boxing Gym.
  • Dennis Hopper dies at age 74

    31-May-2010

    Dennis Hopper, who helped usher in a golden age of American independent cinema with 1969 landmark Easy Rider, has died aged 74.He died in his Los Angeles home, reportedly of complications from prostate cancer. Starting his Hollywood career in the fifties acting is such films as Rebel Without a Cause, Giant, Gunfight at the OK Corral and True Grit, Hopper teamed up with Peter Fonda and Terry Southern to write Easy Rider. Hopper ...
  • Del Toro leaves Hobbit directing chair

    31-May-2010

    Guillermo Del Toro has pulled out of directing the two-part film version of The Hobbit for New Line and MGM.
  • Sex, Prince not so hot in US

    30-May-2010

    Shrek Forever After was top draw again at the North American box office this weekend as Sex and the City 2 and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time both had smaller than expected openings.
  • Prince rules, Sex hot at international box office

    30-May-2010

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time ruled the international box office this weekend with an estimated gross of $59m. And Sex and the City 2 made a strong international start with big openings in the UK and Germany.
  • Voltage targets Hurt Locker downloaders

    29-May-2010

    In the latest move by film producers against individual illegal downloaders, Voltage Pictures has filed a copyright infringement action against up to 5,000 people who, the suit says, downloaded pirate copies of the company’s multiple Oscar winner The Hurt Locker.
  • 1492, CJ Entertainment unveil first projects

    28-May-2010

    Projects to come out of the three year partnership will include Killer Pizza and Carpe Demon
  • Village Roadshow secures $1bn credit facility

    28-May-2010

    In a deal that may suggest an improving outlook for film finance, Village Roadshow Pictures has closed a $1bn credit facility that it will use to fund current and future films.
  • MRC signs US deal with Universal

    28-May-2010

    Independent US film, TV and digital company Media Rights Capital (MRC) has signed a five-year deal with Universal for the studio to distribute 20 MRC films in the US starting next year.
  • Roberts set for Scream 4

    28-May-2010

    Emma Roberts (Valentine’s Day) has joined the cast of Dimension Films’ Scream 4.
  • Silverdocs reveals full line-up

    27-May-2010

    AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival has revealed the line-ups for its Silver Spectrum and Spotlight sections. The festival, which runs June 21-27 in the Washington, DC area, previously announced the entries in its three competitive sections.
  • Sex 2 promises heat at international box office

    27-May-2010

    Sex and the City 2 arrives in the international marketplace this weekend, opening in an initial 20 markets two years after the launch of its internationally powerful predecessor. Competition will come from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which expands to 30 more markets after launching in 19 last week.
  • E1 adds digital content for North America

    27-May-2010

    Multi-territory content exploiter E1 Entertainment has signed North American digital distribution deals with UK-based providers ITV Global Entertainment and ContentFilm.
  • Steers signs to direct Young Ceasar

    27-May-2010

    Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) has been signed to direct Exclusive Media Group’s Emperor: Young Caesar, the film version of The Gates of Rome, the first of Conn Iggulden’s best-selling Emperor novels.
  • KinoSmith buys slate for Canada

    27-May-2010

    KinoSmith Inc has acquired rights in Canada for a slate of 12 features and documentaries including Hot Docs award-winner Jeff Malmberg’s Marwencol.
  • Ozpetek retrospective in LA

    27-May-2010

    The films of Turkish-born Italianate director Ferzan Ozpetek are to screen during a June 4-12 retrospective in Los Angeles.
  • PGA names conference mentors

    27-May-2010

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has named more than 20 prominent producers who will participate in the Mentoring Roundtable sessions at the second annual Produced By Conference, set for June 4-6 at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles.
  • Cinema Guild takes Putty Hill

    26-May-2010

    The Cinema Guild has acquired US distribution rights to Matt Porterfield’s Putty Hilland set the drama for an autumn theatrical opening. The company has also picked up US DVD and VOD rights to Porterfield’s first film, Hamilton.
  • Brody, Pill joins Allen's Midnight cast

    26-May-2010

    Adrien Brody and Alison Pill have joined the cast of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, currently in pre-production before a summer shoot in Paris.
  • Weinsteins' Miramax talks reportedly over

    26-May-2010

    The Walt Disney Company has reportedly reopened negotiations with another bidder for Miramax after the collapse of talks with the Weinstein brothers and their financial backers.
  • Hamptons festival sets dates

    26-May-2010

    The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) has been set for October 7-11, the same Columbus Day holiday weekend as last year.
  • UTV titles in US VOD deal

    26-May-2010

    Content aggregation company Gravitas Ventures has announced a deal with Indian film studio UTV Motion Pictures that will make the latest UTV features available via video-on-demand in the US.
  • IFC takes Made In China, Sorry for VOD

    26-May-2010

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Made In China and Sorry, Thanks and will release both films on its video-on-demand platform in June.
  • Silverdocs festival reveals competition line-up

    25-May-2010

    AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival has revealed the line-up for three of the five sections in this year’s event, which runs June 21-27 in the Washington DC area.
  • D Films gets Monsters for Canada

    25-May-2010

    D Films has acquired all Canadian rights to Monsters from Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures.
  • Warner hits international $1bn in record time

    25-May-2010

    Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) has passed the $1bn mark in total international box office takings in less than five months, a record for the studio.
  • Little Red Wagon rolls

    25-May-2010

    Principal photography has begun in South Carolina on Little Red Wagon, with Chandler Canterbury (Knowing), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) and Frances O’Connor (Mansfield Park) starring.
  • Shrek, Prince challenge Robin in international markets

    24-May-2010

    Robin Hood was the top draw at the international box office again this weekend, though it was challenged in some markets by debutant Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Shrek Forever After, meanwhile, made a huge international start in Russia.
  • Bloom, Corden join Musketeers

    23-May-2010

    Orlando Bloom and James Corden have joined the cast of Constantin Film and Impact Pictures’ 3D version of TheThree Musketeers.
  • Shrek 4 opens big in US but behind predecessors

    23-May-2010

    Shrek Forever Afterdominated the North American box office this weekend but its $71.2m opening was well short of opening takes for the two previous installments of the animated franchise.
  • Weinsteins "working towards" Miramax deal

    22-May-2010

    The Weinsteins and their backers have said they are still “working towards a deal to purchase and operate Miramax.”
  • SPC buys Of Gods And Men for US, Australia

    21-May-2010

    Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has acquired all rights for the US and Australia/New Zealand to Xavier Beauvois’ Cannes competition entry Of Gods And Men.
  • Cinereach Award goes to Richman Cohen's War Don Don

    21-May-2010

    Cinereach, the New York-based not-for-profit film foundation, is presenting its annual award to Rebecca Richman Cohen for her work as director/producer of war crime court documentary War Don Don.
  • IFC adds Kaboom, We Are to Cannes haul

    21-May-2010

    IFC Films has acquired US rights from Wild Bunch to Gregg Araki’s out-of-competition Cannes film Kaboom and Mexican filmmaker Jorge Michel Grau’s Director’s Fortnight entry We Are What We Are.
  • PGA names Producers' Challenge finalists

    21-May-2010

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the finalists for its 2nd Annual Producers’ Challenge contest, which is being held in connection with next month’s Produced By Conference (June 4-6) in Los Angeles.
  • Anchor Bay gains Altitude for US, UK, Australia

    21-May-2010

    Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired supernatural thriller Altitude for distribution in the US, the UK and Australia/New Zealand on the Anchor Bay Films label.
  • IFC takes Tavernier's Princess for US

    21-May-2010

    IFC Films has acquired US rights to Bertrand Tavernier’s Cannes competition entry The Princess Of Montpensier. The company will release the film theatrically and via its IFC in Theaters on-demand platform.
  • Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time

    10-May-2010

    Dir: Mike Newell. US. 2010. 103mins
  • Babies

    3-May-2010

    Dir: Thomas Balmes. France. 2009. 79mins
  • The small screen’s big guns

    16-Apr-2010

    High-end TV movies and mini-series are becoming more ambitious in scope, and increasingly use high-profile theatrical talent on both sides of the camera. On the eve of MIP-TV (April 12-16), John Hazelton explores the evolution of the event TV business in the US.
  • Why libraries are losing value

    14-Apr-2010

    With the MGM and Miramax catalogues both on the block, John Hazelton explores the health of the dwindling library business and looks at whether emerging platforms will improve revenues
  • The Back-up Plan

    7-Apr-2010

    Dir: Alan Poul. US. 2010. 106 mins
  • After the storm

    19-Mar-2010

    Financing for independent films has been battered by the credit crisis and turmoil in the marketplace. Here, John Hazelton assesses the damage and explores the state of equity and debt financing in the US.
  • Equity players

    19-Mar-2010

    US finance and production companies with their own equity to invest have had mixed fortunes during the recession. John Hazelton reports
  • The Bounty Hunter

    18-Mar-2010

    Dir: Andy Tennant. US. 2009. 111 mins
  • Repo Men

    18-Mar-2010

    Dir: Miguel Sapochnik. US. 2009. 111 mins
  • How To Train Your Dragon

    12-Mar-2010

    Dir/scr: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois. US. 2009. 91 mins
  • Alice unlocks the windows

    11-Mar-2010

    Disney’s move to shorten the theatrical window on Alice In Wonderland caused a major spat with exhibitors. John Hazelton looks at whether the film has set a precedent for a shift in studio distribution
  • Remember Me

    8-Mar-2010

    US. 2009. 113 mins
  • The Crazies

    26-Feb-2010

    Dir. Breck Eisner. US, 2009. 101 mins.
  • Diving into real life

    19-Feb-2010

    John Hazelton profiles the documentary features and shorts nominated for this year’s Academy Awards
  • Short films with long lives

    19-Feb-2010

    Some of the world’s most garlanded short films have been recognised by the Academy this year in both the live-action and animation categories. John Hazelton profiles the contenders 
  • Valentine's Day

    8-Feb-2010

    Dir. Garry Marshall. US, 2009. 117 mins.
  • Dear John

    4-Feb-2010

    Dir. Lasse Hallstrom. US. 2009. 102 mins.
  • Leap Year

    8-Jan-2010

    Dir. Anand Tucker. US. 2009. 102 mins
  • Did You Hear About The Morgans?

    16-Dec-2009

    Dir. Marc Lawrence. US. 2009. 102 mins
  • Old Dogs

    24-Nov-2009

    Dir.Walt Becker. US. 2009. 89 mins
  • Planet 51

    18-Nov-2009

    Dirs. Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martinez. UK/Spain/US. 2009. mins
  • The Box

    5-Nov-2009

    Dir. Richard Kelly. US. 2009. 110 mins
  • Disney's A Christmas Carol

    4-Nov-2009

    Dir Robert Zemeckis. US. 2009. 96 mins
  • Pandorum

    28-Sep-2009

    Dir Christian Alvart. US/Germany. 2009. 108 mins
  • Whiteout

    11-Sep-2009

    Dir Dominic Sena. US. 2009. 101 mins
  • Painting the town Red

    3-Sep-2009

    Upstart retail player Redbox is revolutionising the DVD business, but not everyone is pleased.
  • Fighting for space in a tough market

    21-Aug-2009

    Why are specialty and independent films getting so squeezed at the US box office this year?
  • The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

    14-Aug-2009

    Dir. Neal Brennan. US. 2009. 89 mins
  • A Perfect Getaway

    7-Aug-2009

    Dir/scr. David Twohy. US. 2009. 105 mins
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper

    10-Jul-2009

    Dir. Chris Columbus. US. 2009. 112 mins
  • Attack on the Wolf

    9-Jul-2009

    What impact did the high-profile online leak of X-Men Origins: Wolverine ahead of its theatrical release have on its worldwide box-office performance, asks John Hazelton
  • Transformers 2 boasts huge international weekend gross of $162m

    1-Jul-2009

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen grossed a huge $162m in the international marketplace over the weekend, the fourth highest international weekend gross of all time.
  • Transformers 2 becomes second-biggest five-day domestic opener

    28-Jun-2009

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen blasted its way into the North American marketplace this weekend, taking an estimated $112m over three days and $201.2m since it opened on Wednesday (June 24).
  • Bruno

    27-Jun-2009

    Dir Larry Charles. US. 2009. 88 mins
  • Transformers sequel sets Wednesday opening record with $60m

    25-Jun-2009

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen grossed $60.6m on its first day of North American release, according to a preliminary estimate from Paramount, making it the biggest Wednesday opener ever.
  • Transformers 2 heads into 60-territory launch for Paramount

    24-Jun-2009

    Giant robots invade the international marketplace this week as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens with 10,769 prints in 60 markets day-and-date with its North American launch.
  • My Sister's Keeper

    22-Jun-2009

    Dir. Nick Cassavetes. US. 2009. 103 mins
  • Bullock has biggest opener as The Proposal hits $34.1 in North America

    22-Jun-2009

    Romantic comedy The Proposalwooed plenty of North American moviegoers over the weekend, opening with an estimated gross of $34.1m to top the domestic box office chart.
  • Transformers 2 off to strong start with $20m from two territories

    22-Jun-2009

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen made a powerful early start in the international marketplace this weekend, grossing an estimated $20m from 846 locations in just two territories.
  • Transformers sequel stomps into Japan, UK ahead of US launch

    19-Jun-2009

    Expected global blockbuster Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen lands in two major international markets this weekend, almost a week ahead of its North American debut.
  • Imagine That

    8-Jun-2009

    Dir Karey Kirkpatrick. US. 2009. 107 mins
  • Up soars for third-best opening in Pixar history

    2-Jun-2009

    Disney Pixar’s Up shot to the top of the North American box office chart this weekend, opening with an estimated gross of $68.2m.
  • Night At The Museum 2 sets Chinese record for Fox

    2-Jun-2009

    Night At The Museum 2 took over the top spot at the international box office this weekend, while Up made a strong start in a single territory.
  • Star Trek ready to land in Japan as Angels fly to India

    29-May-2009

    The international debut of Up in Russia and Star Trek’s landing in Japan are the highlights of a relatively quiet weekend at the international box office.
  • Museum beats Terminator in battle of the US box office

    26-May-2009

    Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian grossed an estimated $70m over the four day Memorial Day holiday, beating rival opener Terminator Salvation, which took $53.8m.
  • Museum 2 exhibits $50.1m global opening weekend

    25-May-2009

    Night At The Museum 2 made a strong start at the international box office taking an estimated $50.1m, although last weekend’s big opener, Angels & Demons, remained the top earner with an estimated $60.4m.
  • Night At The Museum 2 descends on global box office

    22-May-2009

    Comedy Night At The Museum 2 romps into the global box office this weekend, opening in 93 international territories at the same time as it debuts in North America.
  • Star Trek edged out of US top spot by Angels & Demons

    18-May-2009

    Angels & Demons opened strongly in North America over the weekend with an estimated gross of $48m, though that was only just enough to knock a still powerful Star Trek off the top of the chart.
  • Angels & Demons summons up $104.3m opening weekend

    18-May-2009

    Angels & Demons took over the international box office this weekend with an estimated $104.3m from 10,468 screens in 96 territories.
  • Terminator Salvation

    18-May-2009

    Dir McG. US. 2009. 114 mins
  • Angels & Demons unleashed on global box office

    15-May-2009

    Angels & Demons swoops into the global marketplace this weekend, opening, almost exactly three years after predecessor The Da Vinci Code, in 96 international markets as well as North America.
  • The Soloist

    28-Apr-2009

    Dir. Joe Wright. US. 2009. 116 mins
  • Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past

    27-Apr-2009

    Dir: Mark Waters. US. 2009. 100 mins
  • United States - Documentary evidence

    19-Dec-2008

    The launch last summer of Msnbc Films brought not just a new player but a new type of player onto the US documentary scene.

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