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2006-05-23 05:53:49

By Bob Tourtellotte CANNES, France (Reuters) - While stars like Tom Hanks and Penelope Cruz grabbed the limelight on the red carpet at the Cannes film festival this week, deal-making for global movie rights proved fast and furious, industry players said. To the general public, images of the A-listers as they are dazzled by walls of paparazzi and TV crews are what the world's biggest film shindig is best known for. Behind closed doors, or over a bottle of champagne aboard a luxury...

2006-05-22 05:05:32

By Gregg Kilday CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - Thanks to intense press coverage of film festivals ranging from snowy Sundance to sunny Cannes, a popular myth has developed: Given enough innate talent, all an aspiring filmmaker has to do is bet everything on his first film -- loading up credit cards, mortgaging his parents' home -- because he will then be magically invited into a high-profile festival, where his movie will be enthusiastically embraced by critics while free-spending...

2006-05-14 13:11:25

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The $160 million disaster film "Poseidon" capsized on its maiden voyage in North America, allowing Tom Cruise's struggling sequel "Mission: Impossible III" to retain the weekend box office crown. According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Poseidon" opened at No. 2 after selling just $20.3 million worth of tickets for the three days beginning May 12. The third installment in Cruise's action franchise earned $24.5 million. The soggy...

2006-05-12 08:37:59

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Last year it was the final installment of "Star Wars." This year it is "The Da Vinci Code." With an eye on the international box office, Hollywood studios are choosing the film festival in Cannes to launch some of their biggest blockbusters, and 2006 is no exception. The studios want in, and, whatever the French may think of U.S. cultural exports, Cannes these days is happy to comply in a bid to get the 'A'-listers on its famed red...

2006-05-05 08:43:25

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Long criticized by conservative Christians for profiting from violent or sexually graphic films that corrupt the young, Hollywood is starting to see there is money to be made catering to those critics. "On Sunday, 43 percent of America was in church," Jonathan Bock, head of a movie marketing company that specializes in religious audiences, said at a panel discussion on "What Would Jesus Direct?" at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. "For...

2006-04-12 16:54:26

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pimps, prostitutes and thugs often have big parts in Hollywood movies set in black America, but if Jeff Clanagan succeeds, audiences may soon see a greater number of smart, independent films about mainstream African-American life. Clanagan formed Codeblack Entertainment this year to distribute films like "Preaching to the Choir," a drama that played at festivals in 2005 and debuts in 150 commercial theaters on Friday. "Preaching to the...

2006-04-05 03:27:19

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Slither" threw a scare into the box office this weekend, but it was not exactly the shock that its creators were hoping to achieve. This year, such horror movies as "Hostel," "When a Stranger Calls" and "Final Destination 3" have enjoyed a bloody good run -- bowing in first or second place with sales in the $20 million range. So it came as bit of a shock to horrorphiles that Universal Pictures' "Slither" opened at No. 8 last weekend,...

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2006-04-05 00:45:00

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Slither" threw a scare into the box office this weekend, but it was not exactly the shock that its creators were hoping to achieve. This year, such horror movies as "Hostel," "When a Stranger Calls" and "Final Destination 3" have enjoyed a bloody good run -- bowing in first or second place with sales in the $20 million range. So it came as bit of a shock to horrorphiles that Universal Pictures' "Slither" opened at No. 8 last weekend, grossing...

2006-02-07 05:29:43

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Indie movie distributor ThinkFilm has acquired worldwide rights to "Strangers With Candy," a feature based on the Comedy Central cult hit about 46-year-old ex-junkie high school student Jerri Blank. The complex deal amounts to about $2 million plus box office bonuses for the filmmakers, according to a source close to the negotiations. The company plans to release the film in exclusive engagements in late June or early July. The...

2006-01-25 12:38:01

By Bob Tourtellotte PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - If director Steven Soderbergh and others have their way, movies may soon start appearing in homes and stores at the same time they hit theaters, paving the way for a revolution in the industry. On Friday, Soderbergh and businessman Todd Wagner are releasing "Bubble" as the first movie in a six-part series of low-budget films, all debuting in theaters and on a cable TV network owned by Wagner's company, as well as on DVD, at the same...