Saturday, November 18, 2017

U.K. FILM PRODUCTION SLUMPS AS U.S. PRODUCERS GO ELSEWHERE

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Pinewood Studios may have picked the wrong day to announce that it has applied for permits to add some 300,000 square feet of studios, stages, workshops, production offices and “streetscapes.” In a statement, Pinewood CEO Ivan Dunleavy remarked, “Global demand for filmed entertainment is increasing and the U.K. remains one of the leading destinations […]

X FACTOR SENDS PROFITS OF PRODUCER SOARING

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While there has been a good amount of handwringing recently over the failure of the U.S. version of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor to generate the kind of over-the-top ratings that American Idol has enjoyed, there was no doubt nothing but cheers on Monday at Fremantle Media, which co-produces the show with Cowell’s Syco Productions. […]

DESPITE RECORD REVENUE, U.K. STUDIO POSTS LOSS

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The stages at Britain’s Pinewood Shepperton studios may have been humming last year, with productions such as Anna Karenina, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Hobbit and the next James Bond film, Skyfall, being shot there. And while all those productions pushed revenue to $81 million for the year — up 24 percent from 2010 […]

WOODY ALLEN MOVIE TO BE REBOOTED

August 18, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Sony Pictures Classics, which had to compete with summer blockbusters to line up theater screens for Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, plans to “re-expand” the movie into around 1,000 theaters on August 26. (It is currently still playing in about 250 theaters.) The film, which has grossed about $50 million domestically, received much critical praise […]

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES HISPANIC EXPANSION; STOCKS SOAR

July 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Netflix announced plans today (Tuesday) to expand its streaming service to 43 countries before the end of the year. In a statement, the company said that the countries are all located in Latin America (Mexico, Central America, and South America) and the Caribbean and that subscribers will be able to choose to watch movies and […]

IF IT’S TUESDAY, IT MUST BE … SUNDAY?

December 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was reportedly the first professional football game played on a Tuesday since 1946. No matter. Tuesday’s solecistically named Sunday Night Football telecast between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles, postponed because of the weekend blizzard, attracted 23.74 million viewers, making it one of the highest-rated regular-season football games in history. One day earlier […]