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Disproving the 'black films don't travel' Hollywood myth
On his way to winning a best picture Oscar for “Moonlight,” a film made for a minuscule $1.5 million, writer-director Barry Jenkins took time between awards-season red carpet appearances for a six-city European promotion tour. It was time well spent. “Moonlight,” about a poor black boy living in...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Film Movie theater Film distributor Film theory Movie studio Film criticism Horror film Box office
THE WATCHDOGS: How much do minorities get from film tax credits?
An Illinois state agency has failed to file required reports to show whether movies and TV shows getting film tax credits hire minorities and women.
90 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Film Chicago Illinois Taxation in the United States Film distributor Rod Blagojevich Film production U.S. state
Film company sued for $15M over release date of 'Gold'
A film company broke a release date deal involving a movie about McDonald’s and a Matthew McConaughey flick, a distribution company charged.
10 points by Daily News | Film Movie theater Film distributor Movie studio The Weinstein Company Marketing United States Miramax Films
War Memorial, Emagine team up to open cinema
The Patriot Cinema will show first-run and art house films when it opens in December.        
670 points by Detroit Free Press | Film Movie theater Movie studio Grosse Pointe Film distributor Ticket Movie projector Box office
San Sebastian: France’s Films Distribution Boards ‘Life and Nothing More’
SAN SEBASTIAN  Prominent Paris-based sales agent Films Distribution has inked with Madrid-based production company Aqui y Alli Films to acquire international sales rights on “Life and Nothing More,” Spaniard Antonio Mendez Esparza’s follow-up to “Aqui y Alla,” Cannes 2012 Critics Week winner. “Aqui y Alla” was also selected for the San Sebastian Festival’s 2012 Horizontes... Read more »
51 points by Variety | Film San Sebastián International Film Festival Mexican American Film distributor Spain Movie theater Turn 2014 Winter Olympics
China’s Perfect World Buys Antaeus Cinema Chain
Perfect World, the Chinese entertainment group that is co-investor in Universal’s Hollywood slate, is to acquire Antaeus Cinema Line, one of China’s middle sized movie theater operators. The move is Perfect World’s first move into the exhibition sector. The Shenzhen-listed company is a leading player in online games and is in the process of scaling... Read more »
22 points by Variety | Film Movie theater Warner Bros. Movie studio Ticket Box office Film distributor National Association of Theatre Owners