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Dynamite first week for 'Dead Man's Chest'

14 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Talk about booty. Buena Vista Home Entertainment's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest tallied first-week sales of 10.5 million units, according to the studio, to make it the biggest home video debut of any new release this year.

The sequel, also the top theatrical earner of 2006, shot to No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending Dec. 10, and its draft pulled the original Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl back up to No. 9 a full three years after it was released.

On Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week, Dead Man's Chest also scored an easy victory, generating an estimated $12.9 million its first week out.

Dead Man's Chest is now poised to be the top-selling DVD of the year, beating another Disney title, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which was released in April and has since sold about 14 million copies. »

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Dynamite first week for 'Dead Man's Chest'

13 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Talk about booty. Buena Vista Home Entertainment's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest tallied first-week sales of 10.5 million units, according to the studio, to make it the biggest home video debut of any new release this year.

The sequel, also the top theatrical earner of 2006, shot to No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending Dec. 10, and its draft pulled the original Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl back up to No. 9 a full three years after it was released.

On Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week, Dead Man's Chest also scored an easy victory, generating an estimated $12.9 million its first week out.

Dead Man's Chest is now poised to be the top-selling DVD of the year, beating another Disney title, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which was released in April and has since sold about 14 million copies.

The Pirates sequel also will likely become the No. »

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Sony Pictures crosses India milestone

7 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NEW DELHI -- Mumbai-based Sony Pictures Releasing of India said Thursday it has carved out more than 1 billion rupees ($22 million) in gross ticket sales this year, marking the third time the studio has passed the billion rupee tally.

Released on almost 500 prints -- the highest ever for any Hollywood film here -- Casino Royale helped drive this year's tally, setting a record for a Hollywood release by grossing 100 million rupees ($2.2 million) in its first two days of release. SPRI said that since its Nov. 17 release, the film has pulled in 330 million rupees ($7.3 million).

SPRI, which also handles Disney product in India, had a good run with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which slashed its way to 31 million rupees ($680,000), and with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, which collected 24 million rupees ($530,000 million), while Sony's own The Da Vinci Code picked up 30 million rupees ($660,000). »

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Dis profit doubles from 'Pirates'

10 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday reported a quarterly profit that more than doubled year-over-year as plunder from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest kept sailing in.

The worldwide blockbuster helped Disney's studio entertainment division dominate in terms of revenue growth, followed by media networks, consumer products and parks and resorts.

The company earned $782 million in its fiscal fourth quarter, compared with $379 million a year ago. Revenue grew 14% to $8.8 billion.

Although the company beat Wall Street estimates on both metrics, encouraging one analyst to call the results "stellar," shares of Disney fell 2.1% in after-hours trading.

During the regular session, before results were released, Disney shares rose to a 52-week high of $33.58, which flirts with the stock's five-year high.

"Our positive view of Disney is reinforced by these results and trends," Goldman Sachs analyst Anthony Noto said.

Disney's studio, which four months ago slashed jobs, costs and movie output, posted a 33% rise in revenue to $2 billion. The unit showed operating income of $214 million, reversing last year's negative $313 million.

For the fiscal year, studio revenue fell 1% to $7.53 billion, but operating income soared 252% to $729 million, in part because of fewer domestic releases from Miramax.

Home entertainment results improved through lower marketing and distribution costs, even as the company sold fewer units. Standouts this year included The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Cinderella Platinum Edition and Chicken Little. Last year's crop included The Incredibles, National Treasure and the Aladdin Platinum Edition.

Media Networks turned in a 10% revenue improvement to $3.7 billion and an 18% rise in operating income to $883 million. Cable, driven by ESPN, turned in a 16% revenue rise, while broadcasting clocked in with a 1% gain.

Disney singled out strong Touchstone sales because of higher international syndication revenue and DVD unit sales of Lost, Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives as well as higher license fees for Scrubs.

During a conference call with analysts, Disney executives guided for continued double-digit growth for ESPN and touted the company's opportunities in digital media, video games and even music.

"We think we have created a very interesting formula to be successful in music. It's Disney-branded," Disney president and CEO Robert Iger said.

Currently, less than 10% of the growth of the studio is represented by the growth in music, leaving lots of room for improvement, chief financial officer Tom Staggs said.

"There's also a great synergy when it comes to music between the Disney Channel, Disney.com, Radio Disney and the Disney phone," Iger said. "And there will be very, very robust music offerings that, in effect, tie into one another across all those platforms."

While discussing music, Iger named Hannah Montana, That's So Raven, High School Musical and "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody."

The CEO also said Disney might be on the lookout for more low-cost acquisitions in the video game arena, but it would not be interested in buying anything too big.

"Our goal is to ultimately end up with a significant games business," he said.

He raved about Disney's efforts at selling movies and TV shows on the Internet and seemed especially bullish on the advertising model.

"We're expecting growth to come from multiple directions: from downloads and streams, from advertiser-supported experiences to purchases," he said.

Iger said ABC has seen 19 million requests for streams since May, and advertisers are paying up to reach the demographic, which skews younger and wealthier compared with the audience that watches the same shows on TV.

Recall rates "are tremendous," he said, citing a May experiment that showed that more than 85% of those who watched the streams remembered the advertiser.

He acknowledged that large DVD retailers had a problem with Disney offering movies through digital download, but said he intends to participate with the retailers' own initiatives in that regard when they launch their services.

"Clearly, the digital download initiatives, particularly movies, created some tension over issues like pricing and windowing," he said. "But we ultimately believe the tension is going to dissipate over time as we learn more about how the business is impacting the consumer."

Staggs also said the sale of Disney's ABC radio assets to Citadel Broadcasting Corp. will close in the first half of next year, though he also said that modifications might be in store to assist Citadel with financing. »

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Plunder from 'Pirates' propels Disney profit

10 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday reported a quarterly profit that more than doubled year-over-year as plunder from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest kept sailing in.

The worldwide blockbuster helped Disney's studio entertainment division dominate in terms of revenue growth, followed by media networks, consumer products and parks and resorts.

The company earned $782 million in its fiscal fourth quarter, compared with $379 million a year ago. Revenue grew 14% to $8.8 billion.

Although the company beat Wall Street estimates on both metrics, encouraging one analyst to call the results "stellar," shares of Disney fell 2.1% in after-hours trading.

During the regular session, before results were released, Disney shares rose to a 52-week high of $33.58, which flirts with the stock's five-year high.

"Our positive view of Disney is reinforced by these results and trends," Goldman Sachs analyst Anthony Noto said.

Disney's studio, which four months ago slashed jobs, costs and movie output, posted a 33% rise in revenue to $2 billion. The unit showed operating income of $214 million, reversing last year's negative $313 million.

For the fiscal year, studio revenue fell 1% to $7.53 billion, but operating income soared 252% to $729 million, in part because of fewer domestic releases from Miramax.

Home entertainment results improved through lower marketing and distribution costs, even as the company sold fewer units. Standouts this year included The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Cinderella Platinum Edition and Chicken Run. Last year's crop included The Incredibles, National Treasure and the Aladdin Platinum Edition.

Media Networks turned in a 10% revenue improvement to $3.7 billion and an 18% rise in operating income to $883 million. Cable, driven by ESPN, turned in a 16% revenue rise, while broadcasting clocked in with a 1% gain.

Disney singled out strong Touchstone sales because of higher international syndication revenue and DVD unit sales of Lost, Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives as well as higher license fees for Scrubs.

During a conference call with analysts, Disney executives guided for continued double-digit growth for ESPN and touted the company's opportunities in digital media, video games and even music.

"We think we have created a very interesting formula to be successful in music. It's Disney-branded," Disney president and CEO Robert Iger said.

Currently, less than 10% of the growth of the studio is represented by the growth in music, leaving lots of room for improvement, chief financial officer Tom Staggs said.

"There's also a great synergy when it comes to music between the Disney Channel, Disney.com, Radio Disney and the Disney phone," Iger said. "And there will be very, very robust music offerings that, in effect, tie into one another across all those platforms."

While discussing music, Iger named Hannah Montana, That's So Raven, High School Musical and "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody."

The CEO also said Disney might be on the lookout for more low-cost acquisitions in the video game arena, but it would not be interested in buying anything too big.

"Our goal is to ultimately end up with a significant games business," he said.

He raved about Disney's efforts at selling movies and TV shows on the Internet and seemed especially bullish on the advertising model.

"We're expecting growth to come from multiple directions: from downloads and streams, from advertiser-supported experiences to purchases," he said.

Iger said ABC has seen 19 million requests for streams since May, and advertisers are paying up to reach the demographic, which skews younger and wealthier compared with the audience that watches the same shows on TV.

Recall rates "are tremendous," he said, citing a May experiment that showed that more than 85% of those who watched the streams remembered the advertiser.

He acknowledged that large DVD retailers had a problem with Disney offering movies through digital download, but said he intends to participate with the retailers' own initiatives in that regard when they launch their services.

"Clearly, the digital download initiatives, particularly movies, created some tension over issues like pricing and windowing," he said. "But we ultimately believe the tension is going to dissipate over time as we learn more about how the business is impacting the consumer."

Staggs also said the sale of Disney's ABC radio assets to Citadel Broadcasting Corp. will close in the first half of next year, though he also said that modifications might be in store to assist Citadel with financing. »

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Plunder from 'Pirates' propels Disney profit

10 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday reported a quarterly profit that more than doubled year-over-year as plunder from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest kept sailing in. The worldwide blockbuster helped Disney's studio entertainment division dominate in terms of revenue growth, followed by media networks, consumer products and parks and resorts.

The company earned $782 million in its fiscal fourth quarter, compared with $379 million a year ago. Revenue grew 14% to $8.8 billion.

Although the company beat Wall Street estimates on both metrics, encouraging one analyst to call the results "stellar," shares of Disney fell 2.1% in after-hours trading.

During the regular session, before results were released, Disney shares rose to a 52-week high of $33.58, which flirts with the stock's five-year high.

"Our positive view of Disney is reinforced by these results and trends," Goldman Sachs analyst Anthony Noto said.

Disney's studio, which four months ago slashed jobs, costs and movie output, posted a 33% rise in revenue to $2 billion. The unit showed operating income of $214 million, reversing last year's negative $313 million.

For the fiscal year, studio revenue fell 1% to $7.53 billion, but operating income soared 252% to $729 million, in part because of fewer domestic releases from Miramax.

Home entertainment results improved through lower marketing and distribution costs, even as the company sold fewer units. Standouts this year included The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Cinderella Platinum Edition and Chicken Little. Last year's crop included The Incredibles, National Treasure and the Aladdin Platinum Edition.

Media Networks turned in a 10% revenue improvement to $3.7 billion and an 18% rise in operating income to $883 million. Cable, driven by ESPN, turned in a 16% revenue rise, while broadcasting clocked in with a 1% gain.

Disney singled out strong Touchstone sales because of higher international syndication revenue and DVD unit sales of Lost, Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives as well as higher license fees for Scrubs.

During a conference call with analysts, Disney executives guided for continued double-digit growth for ESPN and touted the company's opportunities in digital media, video games and even music.

"We think we have created a very interesting formula to be successful in music. It's Disney-branded," Disney president and CEO Robert Iger said.

Currently, less than 10% of the growth of the studio is represented by the growth in music, leaving lots of room for improvement, chief financial officer Tom Staggs said.

"There's also a great synergy when it comes to music between the Disney Channel, Disney.com, Radio Disney and the Disney phone," Iger said. "And there will be very, very robust music offerings that, in effect, tie into one another across all those platforms."

While discussing music, Iger named Hannah Montana, That's So Raven, High School Musical and "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody."

The CEO also said Disney might be on the lookout for more low-cost acquisitions in the video game arena, but it would not be interested in buying anything too big.

"Our goal is to ultimately end up with a significant games business," he said.

He raved about Disney's efforts at selling movies and TV shows on the Internet and seemed especially bullish on the advertising model.

"We're expecting growth to come from multiple directions: from downloads and streams, from advertiser-supported experiences to purchases," he said.

Iger said ABC has seen 19 million requests for streams since May, and advertisers are paying up to reach the demographic, which skews younger and wealthier compared with the audience that watches the same shows on TV.

Recall rates "are tremendous," he said, citing a May experiment that showed that more than 85% of those who watched the streams remembered the advertiser.

He acknowledged that large DVD retailers had a problem with Disney offering movies through digital download, but said he intends to participate with the retailers' own initiatives in that regard when they launch their services.

"Clearly, the digital download initiatives, particularly movies, created some tension over issues like pricing and windowing," he said. "But we ultimately believe the tension is going to dissipate over time as we learn more about how the business is impacting the consumer."

Staggs also said the sale of Disney's ABC radio assets to Citadel Broadcasting Corp. will close in the first half of next year, though he also said that modifications might be in store to assist Citadel with financing. »

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ProSieben, Constantin extend pact

8 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

COLOGNE, Germany -- German indie production powerhouse Constantin Film has extended its output deal with broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 for another two years, through 2008, the companies announced Tuesday.

The arrangement will give ProSieben German free-TV rights to all of Constantin's in-house productions, including new comedy titles from directors Leander Haussmann (Berlin Blues) and Oscar-nominated Marc Rothemund (Sophie Scholl: The Final Days.)

Constantin first signed with ProSieben in February 2005. Films delivered under that output agreement include boxoffice hits Perfume -- The Story of a Murderer, Resident Evil: Apocalypse and German kids film Hui Buh -- The Goofy Ghost.

Under a separate deal, Constantin licensed a package of high-profile film titles to ProSieben. These include the George Clooney thriller Michael Clayton, horror sequel The Grudge II, Asterix At The Olympic Games featuring Gerard Depardieu and Alain Delon and Bridge To Terabithia, the upcoming fantasy feature from Chronicles of Narnia producers Walden Media.

Tuesday's deal follows ProSieben's three-year, $300 million licensing agreement with Warner Bros. International Television (HR 10/28) and comes as reports are circulating that the German broadcaster is being put up for sale. By buffing up its feature films slate, ProSieben could be improving its bargaining position for a future sell-off.

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Composer Santaolalla in World Soundtrack noms

23 August 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

LONDON -- Composer Gustavo Santaolalla's Oscar-winning score for Brokeback Mountain has been nominated as best original soundtrack of the year in the sixth annual World Soundtrack Awards to be announced Oct. 14 at the Flanders International Film Festival in Belgium. His Golden Globe-winning song from the movie, "A Love That Will Never Grow Old," with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, is nominated as best original song written for a film. Alberto Iglesias, who composed the score for The Constant Gardener, James Newton Howard (King Kong) and Dario Marianelli (Pride & Prejudice) are also double-nominees for soundtrack composer of the year and best original soundtrack. John Williams, whose score for Memoirs of a Geisha won the Academy Award for music this year, was nominated in the best original soundtrack category for another picture, Munich. Danny Elfman, for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and John Powell, for Ice Age: The Meltdown, complete the nominees for soundtrack composer of the year. The other songs nominated are "Can't Take It In" from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, with music by Harry Gregson-Williams & Imogen Heap, and lyrics by Heap; "Magic Works" from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by Jarvis Cocker with string arrangement by Patrick Doyle; "Mdlewembe" from Best Foreign Language Oscar-winner Tsotsi, with music by Kabelo "Kaybee" Ikaneng and lyrics by Zola; and "Our Town" from Cars by Randy Newman. »

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Composer Santaolalla in World Soundtrack noms

21 August 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

LONDON -- Composer Gustavo Santaolalla's Oscar-winning score for Brokeback Mountain has been nominated as best original soundtrack of the year in the sixth annual World Soundtrack Awards to be announced Oct. 14 at the Flanders International Film Festival in Belgium. His BAFTA-winning song from the movie, "A Love That Will Never Grow Old," with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, is nominated as best original song written for a film. Alberto Iglesias, who composed the score for The Constant Gardener, James Newton Howard (King Kong) and Dario Marianelli (Pride & Prejudice) are also double-nominees for soundtrack composer of the year and best original soundtrack. John Williams, whose score for Memoirs of a Geisha won the Academy Award for music this year, was nominated in the best original soundtrack category for another picture, Munich. Danny Elfman, for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and John Powell, for Ice Age: The Meltdown, complete the nominees for soundtrack composer of the year. The other songs nominated are "Can't Take It In" from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, with music by Harry Gregson-Williams & Imogen Heap, and lyrics by Heap; "Magic Works" from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by Jarvis Cocker with string arrangement by Patrick Doyle; "Mdlewembe" from Best Foreign Language Oscar-winner Tsotsi, with music by Kabelo "Kaybee" Ikaneng and lyrics by Zola; and "Our Town" from Cars by Randy Newman. »

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Fox, Walden team on new label

9 August 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

After months of searching for a distribution partner, Walden Media is teaming with Fox Filmed Entertainment to form a new label to market and release its future slate of films, the two companies said Tuesday. As part of the joint venture, Fox also will contribute several projects from their development pipeline to the unnamed company, which will specialize in education-themed family-friendly pictures that carry a G or PG rating. Walden's previously announced films at other studios, including its Chronicles of Narnia sequels, will remain in place. The banner will have its own fully dedicated marketing, publicity and promotions staff, and Fox and Walden are seeking a topper for the new company. Walden will remain an independent entity and, in addition to maintaining its production and development staff, will oversee the development and implementation of grass-roots outreach in education, youth groups, faith and family for the new company. »

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'Pirates' continues global domination

30 July 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Walt Disney Co.'s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest this weekend rounded out a full month as the No. 1 overseas hit, supplanting its predecessor as the 25th-biggest worldwide boxoffice smash in industry history. The international take for the frame was an estimated $55 million from 7,698 screens in 40 territories, pushing the film's international boxoffice total to $305.5 million. Combined with its domestic cume to date of $358.4 million, Dead Man's Chest notched a worldwide boxoffice total of $663.9 million -- $8.9 million more than the $655 million recorded by 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. A third installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, is expected in May. Dead Man's Chest also becomes the fourth-largest-grossing film on a worldwide basis ever released by Disney, trailing 2003's Finding Nemo, 1994's The Lion King and last year's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. »

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'Pirates' continues global domination

30 July 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Walt Disney Co.'s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest this weekend rounded out a full month as the No. 1 overseas hit, supplanting its predecessor as the 25th-biggest worldwide boxoffice smash in industry history. The international take for the frame was an estimated $55 million from 7,698 screens in 40 territories, pushing the film's international boxoffice total to $305.5 million. Combined with its domestic cume to date of $358.4 million, Dead Man's Chest notched a worldwide boxoffice total of $663.9 million -- $8.9 million more than the $655 million recorded by 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. A third installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, is expected in May. Dead Man's Chest also becomes the fourth-largest-grossing film on a worldwide basis ever released by Disney, trailing 2003's Finding Nemo, 1994's The Lion King and last year's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. »

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Dish TV inks deal for BVITV-AP pics

20 July 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NEW DELHI -- Leading Indian direct-to-home operator Dish TV, part of Mumbai-based Zee Telefilms group, has entered into an agreement with Buena Vista International Television-Asia Pacific (BVITV-AP) to offer movies on Dish TV's value added service -- Movie on Demand. Subscribers to the pay-per-view service will have access to a slate of boxoffice hits from Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Miramax Films and Jerry Bruckheimer projects including The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Casanova, Cinderella Man and Flight Plan among others. »

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Eisenberg on 'Bosnia' trek for Weinsteins

30 June 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jesse Eisenberg will star alongside Richard Gere and Terrence Howard in Spring Break in Bosnia for the Weinstein Co. Richard Shepard wrote the script and is directing. The comic thriller follows a young journalist (Eisenberg), a seasoned cameraman (Howard) and a discredited journalist (Gere) who embark on an unauthorized mission to find the No. 1 war criminal in Bosnia. They find themselves in serious jeopardy when they are mistaken as a CIA hit squad and their target decides to come after them. Producing are Mark Johnson (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Scott Kroopf (Runaway Bride). »

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'Narnia' Sequel Postponed

19 May 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The release date of the sequel to The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe has been severely delayed while its special effects are completed. The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian was originally scheduled for release in December 2007, but is now expected to come out in the summer of 2008, according to a spokesman for Disney. Director Andrew Adamson needs more time to polish the fantasy film's special effects. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, starring Tilda Swinton, and featuring the voices of Ray Winstone and Liam Neeson, became Disney's most successful live-action film of all time, taking an estimated $742 million worldwide. »

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BMI fanfare for film, TV composers

18 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The BMI honors continued Wednesday. The performing rights organization celebrated the composers of music for the biggest-grossing features, top-rated network TV series and highest-ranking cable programs of the year at its Film & TV Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Harry Gregson-Williams received the BMI Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement. Gregson-Williams' credits include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shrek, Shrek 2, Kingdom of Heaven and Domino. Earl Hagen was honored with the Classic Contribution Award, recognizing more than 50 years as a BMI affiliate. A former Kirk Award recipient, Hagen has penned the memorable themes for such TV series as The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Spy and The Mod Squad. »

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BMI fanfare for film, TV composers

18 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The BMI honors continued Wednesday. The performing rights organization celebrated the composers of music for the biggest-grossing features, top-rated network TV series and highest-ranking cable programs of the year at its Film & TV Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Harry Gregson-Williams received the BMI Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement. Gregson-Williams' credits include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shrek, Shrek 2, Kingdom of Heaven and Domino. Earl Hagen was honored with the Classic Contribution Award, recognizing more than 50 years as a BMI affiliate. A former Kirk Award recipient, Hagen has penned the memorable themes for such TV series as The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Spy and The Mod Squad. »

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'Narnia' follow-up release moved to summer 2008

16 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Walt Disney Pictures' follow-up to Andrew Adamson's blockbuster The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has been moved off the Christmas 2007 release schedule to summer 2008. Disney rescheduled The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian hours after Columbia Pictures circulated an announcement Tuesday staking a claim on December 8, 2007 for the domestic release of its new fantasy fable The Water Horse. Columbia's similarly themed fantasy fable aimed at family audiences pre-empted by one week Disney's Prince Caspian, which had been slated for December 14, 2007. Both sweeping epics are produced by Walden Media and when left to open one week apart were perfectly poised to cannibalize one another's 2007 Christmas boxoffice. The perceived threat to its family audience during the frame was enough to make Disney blink. »

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BVITV, HanseNet strike VOD deal

11 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

BERLIN -- Buena Vista International Television has inked a multiyear distribution deal with German video-on-demand operator HanseNet for the broadcast of BVITV films on HanseNet's Alice homeTV service. The Alice service launched Thursday in Berlin. The deal will offer Alice customers new and library product from the Walt Disney, Touchstone Pictures and Miramax stables. Titles include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, its upcoming sequel The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and Johnny Depp starrer Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. German titles produced by Buena Vista, including hit kids franchise The Wild Soccer Bunch, also are part of the deal. The contract between HanseNet and BVITV includes strict antipiracy provisions. HanseNet will forward warnings to Alice subscribers suspected of illegal distribution of copyrighted works but will not identify the subscribers to BVITV, something forbidden under German law. »

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Adamson eyes Cine Expo honor

8 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Andrew Adamson is set to receive the International Filmmaker of the Year Award at Cinema Expo International, which runs June 26-29 in Amsterdam. Adamson, who directed The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which has grossed $735 million worldwide, will be honored at the Cinema Expo Awards ceremony on June 29 at the Amsterdam RAI International Exhibition and Congress Center. "Cinema Expo is thrilled to honor Andrew Adamson in recognition of his tremendous success this past year with 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and for his incredible ability to entertain and delight moviegoers of all ages worldwide," said Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the annual convention. »

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