Dan Glickman is clear: Asia is important. The MPAA topper feels Asia presents as many opportunities as problems for Hollywood movie firms. But deciding whether using a carrot or a stick is the way to…
Two of Japan's leading independent production companies -- Gaga Communications and Fuji TV -- are changing their image and making their presence felt in Cannes as brands in their own right.
Germany's Berengar Pfahl Film is to produce "Shanghai Baby," a tale of sexual liberation in modern China, based on bestselling novel by banned novelist (Zhou) Wei Hui. Story features a Chinese woman…
Despite being accompanied by a ravishing cast including Hu Lingying and Hao Lei, Chinese helmer Lou Ye squeezed out only one smile during the Thursday press conference for competition film "Summer…
"Guisi" (Silk), the Taiwanese sci-fi thriller that gets an Official Selection midnight screening on Wednesday, has secured a key French license deal with ARP Releasing.
AIDS drama "Three Needles," starring Lucy Liu, has secured a North American release through Wolfe Releasing in association with Covington USA.
South Korean mini-major Mirovision has acquired all rights to "Woman on the Beach," a relationship drama by auteur Hong Sang-soo starring TV diva Ko Hyun-joung in her bigscreen debut.
Three Dots Entertainment, one of the few commercially oriented Taiwanese production shingles, has teamed with movie funder Serenity Entertainment to launch Taiwan's first film sales firm Serenity…
John Malkovich has replaced Ralph Fiennes as the star of "Disgrace," the bigscreen adaptation of J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel. Pic, which will lense this fall, is set as an…
There's a row between the French and Chinese producers of "Summer Palace," the Chinese film selected for competition in Cannes. Film was submitted and accepted by Cannes before it had a chance to be…
Bill Kong, producer of "Crouching Tiger" and "Hero," is to reteam with helmer Ronny Yu for "Blood: The Last Vampire," an English-language adaptation of a best-selling Japanese manga comic series.