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  • U.S. movies help drive Chinese box office over $1 billion

    U.S. movies help drive Chinese box office over $1 billion
    BEIJING -- China’s box office has made its first $1 billion for the year, crossing the mark in the week that ended Sunday with some help from “Robocop.” Year-to-date box office receipts for the mainland -- the world’s second...
  • New York taking a larger bite out of Hollywood productions

    When director Marc Webb spoke to the big crowd at the premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" here, he didn't open by saluting the cast or welcoming the colorfully dressed fans at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Instead, he gave thanks — to New York. "We...
  • Record Numbers of Chinese Executives Head For Cannes

    HONG KONG -- Chinese executives are expected to be in Cannes in record numbers this year. And the Cannes Market is making sure that they have plenty to do. "We expect Chinese executives to be the fourth or fifth biggest national group in Cannes when...
  • U.K.-Based MediCinema Uses Showbiz Connections to Build Movie Theaters in Hospitals

    Laughter may be the best medicine, but movies run a close second. At least that's what MediCinema has found. The U.K. charity builds movie theaters in hospitals, and screens the latest film releases for patients and their families for free. It recently...
  • Paramount, China Film Group Corp. to Produce 3D 'Marco Polo'

    BEIJING -- China Film Group Corp. and Paramount Pictures have struck a deal to produce the 3D sci-fi action film "Marco Polo." The companies signed the deal Friday at the Beijing International Film Festival with a traditional hand-printing ceremony....
  • Report: Just 15% of lead characters in major movies are female

    Report: Just 15% of lead characters in major movies are female
    It’s a man’s world -- or at least that’s the way it appears on screen. According to a report released Tuesday by San Diego State University film professor Martha Lauzen, the top 100 grossing films of 2013 were overwhelmingly male. Just...
  • Tilda Swinton at SXSW: 'I Don't Have a Career, I Have a Life'

    AUSTIN - "Please go away," Tilda Swinton says to a publicist 16 minutes into our interview. We are speaking about Scotland, where she resides, and how she sorts out what roles she'd like to play. The 53-year-old actress is firm and honest and returns to...
  • Foreign Productions Dig Jerusalem Because of Mayor's Film-Friendly Policies

    Holy Jerusalem and sin-ridden New York may not have much in common, but that didn't stop Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the high-tech millionaire turned two-term civil servant, from reaching out to Gotham counterpart Michael Bloomberg several years ago...
  • Local firms that rely on film industry fight to keep jobs here

    Local firms that rely on film industry fight to keep jobs here
    In 1958, Ed Michelson started a motion picture catering company — Michelson Food Services — and made food for the cast and crew on such classic films as "West Side Story" and "Some Like it Hot." Michelson was one of the first to operate a...
  • New York City Film Czar Poised to Be Named by Month's End

    The pool of candidates for New York City's next film commissioner is believed to have been narrowed to a handful of likely suspects, with a decision expected by the end of the month as the city's film industry waits impatiently for new Mayor Bill de...
  • Pinewood Shepperton to Advise Wanda on Film Studio in China

    LONDON -- U.K. production facilities group Pinewood Shepperton has inked a consultancy pact with the Dalian Wanda Group to advise on the design and construction of a film and television studio complex in China. Opening in 2016, the film studio will form...
  • Book Excerpt: 'Five Came Back' Looks at How a Quintet of Filmmakers Shaped the Public's View of World War II

    Several weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the White House sent Karl Rove to Los Angeles to meet with studio chiefs and entertainment industry leaders to ascertain what Hollywood's role could be in the new war on terror. Not much ever came of...