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Beyond the glamour of Cannes and Sundance, a network of international events promises to boost the careers of nascent filmmakers, but those opportunities often come with hefty price tags — and plenty of disappointment.

After several years toiling over her debut short fi...

October 9, 2019

The actor-director says the 2003 film was undersold by at least $9.7 million and the defendants are engaging in a "shell game" to conceal exactly how much he's owed in profits.

Kevin Costner has filed a $12 million lawsuit against the distributors and sales agent of Ope...

February 6, 2019

Netflix now has 139 million paying subscribers after it added 29 million last year … as opposed to adding 22 million in 2017.  The most impressive subscriber growth came from markets outside the US.  

However, Netflix’s greatest technical innovation is in its...

January 24, 2019

Now that Netflix and Amazon have shifted focus away from acquisitions to producing original films, expect widespread disappointment by sales agencies and producers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  

Did Sundance Peak in 2017? 

The deep pockets of digital distr...

January 22, 2019

Perhaps the biggest revelation from last Thursday’s earning call with CEO Reed Hastings is the admission that Netflix is “ready to pay top-of-the-market prices for second-run content.”  

Netflix will spend $12 billion on licensing and producing content in...