“It’s a Girl!” the Daily Mirror trumpeted last week in its front-page headline. In the buildup to Monday’s birth, the British press was falling all over itself to cover every possible detail, seizing…
The Durban International Film Festival is launching the African Metropolis Short Film Project, seven short films, filmed in seven African cities by seven African directors. The directors and…
The Durban FilmMart, Africa's premier film finance and co-production forum, which runs July 19 to 22, has partnered with Produire au Sud, the film development program of the Festival des 3 Continents…
With 20 productions in five years, Jonjo O'Neill has been onstage nearly every evening, with roles ranging from a tapdancing medical experimenter to Richard III.
A lot of folks are preparing movies to be launched in the next six months, convinced that their films have strong Oscar potential. In many cases, these dreams are sweet delusions. So the word…
At Cannes, the Liz-and-Dick romance was abundantly on display at a 20th Century Fox-Bulgari party, but the real centerpiece was the love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and her jewels. A few hundred…
The Czech Republic is becoming an even friendlier place for filmmakers, according to Helena Frankova, CEO of the country’s State Film Fund. At a session Monday at the Cannes Festival, Frankova said…
Have fun, but be careful. Crime rises when unemployment is up, and French unemployment is up. Big crowds attract pickpockets, but locals say they've gotten more brazen.
There was plenty of Baz-razzmatazz as the 66th Cannes Film Festival bowed with a mix of fun, lofty hopes and melancholy that F. Scott Fitzgerald would have appreciated. In the spirit of opener "The…
If you're a Cannes newcomer, there are only three things you absolutely need to know: How to converse with the natives, how to converse with festgoers and how to maneuver the parties.