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2008-08-25 09:01:05

By Michael Cieply How could this happen? The question springs to mind as 20th Century Fox claims the rights to the graphic novel on which Warner Brothers is basing "Watchmen," its giant superhero movie. Peer deeper into the murk of Hollywood's business practices, though, and the question becomes: How could it not? The film industry was buzzing last week after a U.S. judge here allowed Fox to proceed with a lawsuit contending that Warner had filmed "Watchmen" without bothering to...

2008-06-26 00:02:28

It's Little Eddie in the Summer's BIG Family Comedy - MEET DAVE - Rolling into Theaters Everywhere on July 11... As Dave's "Head Trip" Continues Making "Headlines" across the U.S. For Twentieth Century Fox Amanda Soll 212-556-8617 Across the nation, tens of thousands have "met Dave" - or rather a 15-foot tall replica of the title character's head, from Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming family comedy starring Eddie Murphy. The super-sized head reflects the fact that, as seen in...

2008-05-12 18:00:21

Capitalizing on the company's leading international distribution network and parent News Corporation's vast global presence, Fox Filmed Entertainment is launching Fox International Productions (FIP) to produce and acquire local language films for key global territories. Sanford Panitch, a veteran studio executive at New Regency and Fox, has been tapped to run the entity, which will serve to organize all of Fox's existing and future indigenous productions under one banner. Panitch,...

2006-09-04 13:06:33

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The summer box office season in North America ended on an "Invincible" note during the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend as the Mark Wahlberg football movie scored a second week at No. 1. Walt Disney Co.'s feel-good drama sold $15.2 million worth of tickets during the four-day weekend, according to estimates issued on Monday. After 11 days in release, "Invincible" has earned $37.8 million. New releases took the next two spots: the thriller...

2006-08-20 13:19:20

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - So much for the Internet hype. "Snakes on a Plane," a camp thriller that generated an unprecedented tsunami of online hysteria during the past year, crawled into the No. 1 slot at the North American weekend box office with estimated ticket sales of just $15.3 million, its distributor said on Sunday. New Line Cinema had hoped the movie would open in the low-$20 million range, a spokeswoman said. While the Time Warner Inc.-owned studio was...

2006-08-20 14:55:21

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - So much for the Internet hype. "Snakes on a Plane," a camp thriller that generated an unprecedented tsunami of online hysteria during the past year, crawled into the No. 1 slot at the North American weekend box office with estimated ticket sales of just $15.3 million, its distributor said on Sunday. New Line Cinema had hoped the movie would open in the low-$20 million range, a spokeswoman said. While the Time Warner Inc.-owned studio was...

2006-08-14 07:15:32

By Kenneth Li NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twentieth Century Fox will start to sell movies including "X-Men: The Last Stand" and TV shows like "24" for downloading from Web sites owned by parent News Corp., in what some analysts said could be the first step toward creating a broader online video strategy. Fox Interactive Media said it will begin to sell movies and shows on the Direct2Drive download site, owned by Fox's IGN Entertainment, by October. The programs can be viewed on personal...

2006-08-13 20:49:48

By Kenneth Li NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twentieth Century Fox will start to sell movies including "X-Men: The Last Stand" and TV shows like "24" from Web sites owned by parent News Corp. in the company's first step in the online movie market. Fox Interactive Media said it will begin to sell movies and shows on the Direct2Drive download site, owned by Fox's IGN Entertainment, by October. The programs can be viewed on personal computers as well as Windows portable media devices. The...

2006-06-30 01:43:54

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - One way to escape the rigid rules of Hollywood formula filmmaking these days is to base your movie on a book. Adapt a movie from a best-seller like "The Devil Wears Prada," and you can make up your own rules. "Prada" offers all sorts of riches for a movie: an established, catchy chick-lit title with a huge female following; a coming-of-age tale about a smart Cinderella named Andy who undergoes a total makeover; a glamorous...

2006-06-14 01:08:10

By Georg Szalai NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - In the months before 20th Century Fox launches its big-screen version of "The Simpsons" next year, parent company News Corp. plans to muster every part of its entertainment empire to promote the film, president and chief operating officer Peter Chernin said Tuesday. In so doing, News Corp. will maximize the marketing muscle of its various divisions while allowing them to benefit from the halo effect of the popular cartoon franchise,...


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