In town to promote "The Last Samurai," Tom Cruise told the assembled hacks, "I love Berlin. This is a great city and I'd love to make a movie here. I'm looking for a script."
Since 1997, German media funds have raised some $8 billion. Hollywood got the loot, the Teutonic tax office didn't. Finally wising up, the government amended the law Jan. 1. "It's now much harder for…
Laughing in the face of Germany's twin whammy of falling admissions and a sizzling summer, Rosebud Entertainment's Fantasy Filmfest wrapped its 17th annual outing -- a six-city tour Aug. 20 -- with…
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
To err is human -- but to really screw things up takes a Teutonic media authority.
Digital cinema is moving along nicely, but two key questions remain: Who pays for the transition, and will there be a war over a standard format?
Realizing that action movies is where the car is the star, gave rise to BMW Films' collection of much lauded A-list helmed shorts, "The Hire."
With an SRO audience proving there are few things closer to a filmmaker's heart than coin, Financing Independent Film, a Monday sesh in the Variety Cannes Conference Series struck all the right notes.
Six international helmers agreed Sunday that it's nearly impossible to separate art and politics. At the International Directors: Artistic Expression, Cinematic Dialogues, Global Views, Faouzi…
Digital video may be democratizing the biz but it brings downsides, agreed the assembled helmers at the American Directors session of the Variety Village Cannes Conference Series on Saturday.
Thanks to the economy, there is "more competition for fewer films," said Patrick Gunn, executive VP at Artisan Entertainment. As a result, "people are getting in earlier with pre-buys or at the…