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  1. Swipe recasts WWII history in 'Jackboots'

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    A stellar cast including Tom Wilkinson, Alan Cumming, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant and Timothy Spall has assembled to add their voices to what promises to be one the most unusual movies made on U.K. shores in recent years.Read more

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  2. 'Sun' rises for HK's Emperor

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    BEIJING -- Hong Kong-based Emperor Motion Pictures took "a significant equity position" and will handle worldwide sales for mainland Chinese actor-director Jiang Wen's $10 million picture "The Sun Also Rises," executives said Thursday.Read more

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  3. Writing duo, Farrellys know comedy 'Rules'

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    Feature writers Chris Pappas and Mike Bernier have teamed with Bobby and Peter Farrelly and producer Brad Johnson for "The Rules of Starting Over," a comedy project that has received a script commitment plus penalty from Fox.Read more

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  4. Douglas urges action in birthday note

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    Actor and philanthropist Kirk Douglas issued an op-ed piece last week to mark his 90th birthday on Dec. 9. Rather than make a wish for himself, Douglas has some words for today's youth and the world at large.Read more

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  5. Sony on top of world with $3 bil at b.o.

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    Sony Pictures Entertainment said Thursday that it has reached $3 billion in worldwide boxoffice this year, a mark hit by only two other studios in movie history.Read more

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  6. money digest

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    Tribune inches up in Nov.; Dividends for New FrontierRead more

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  7. Daybreak on horizon for Mentorn

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    LONDON -- U.K.-based T.V. production banner Tinopolis is restructuring its production subsidiary Mentorn to accommodate a new permanent home for veteran producers David Aukin and Hal Vogel under the banner Daybreak Pictures.Read more

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  8. EU court backs hotel royalties

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    BRUSSELS -- Hotels must pay royalties for the television and music programs they offer in their rooms, according to a ruling Thursday by the European Union's Court of Justice. <br />Read more

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  9. Quartararo out in EMI, Sony shake-up

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    Changes were announced Thursday at the executive vp level for EMI and Sony Music Label Group. Phil Quartararo is exiting as executive vp of EMI Music North America.Read more

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  10. 'Apocalypto' clips 'Holiday' on Friday

    4:00 am 12/8/2006

    Mel Gibson's bloody-minded "Apocalypto" carved out a small victory at the boxoffice Friday as it edged ahead of Nancy Meyer's love potion "The Holiday."Read more

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