Only one film from sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) has ever won an Academy Award for foreign-language film. That is "Black and White in Color" back in 1976, directed by Jean-Jacques…
Dedicated followers of fashion know Agyness Deyn, 31, as the British supermodel to whom style bible iD once devoted an entire issue. But to British auteur Terence Davies, she was just another unknown…
Speaking recently at the Zurich film festival, Los Angeles entertainment lawyer Lindsay Conner declared, "It's a golden age for film finance." Strong box office, stable TV revenues and the rise of…
Few producers have a better record producing feature documentaries than Simon Chinn, who won Oscars, Baftas and just about every other award going for "Man on Wire" and "Searching for Sugar Man." But…
Any idea that BAFTA has a British bias falters with Ben Affleck and Emmanuelle Riva, last year's winners for director and actress. When BAFTA voters diverge from the Oscars, history shows they are…
Opening and closing with a double dose of Tom Hanks -- the European premieres of "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks" -- the 57th BFI London Film Festival is set to give British audiences their…
Shooting is under way on the second season of History's "Vikings," the latest historical blockbuster from veteran Irish co-producer Morgan O'Sullivan.
Since his eye-catching debut with "Adam and Paul" in 2004, Lenny Abrahamson has been tipped as the most likely Irish director to follow Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan onto the international A-list.
As a garrulous and gregarious people from a small country that uses both the English language and the euro, the Irish have a natural talent for co-production.
If there's an encouraging lesson to be drawn from the recent performance of independent films in the international market, it's that intelligent movies by strong directors are being embraced by…