Czech films ready for a higher-profile spotlight at EFM
TV coin helps shape and sustain Czech film -- more than in much of the region -- and not always to its benefit, according to critics.
It has been a long and winding road getting tax incentives, but for the Czech film industry, after a decade of lobbying, it's about to become a reality. Putting the Czech Republic on the same footing…
Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment area, once one of Japan's most vibrant cinema districts, is experiencing a rapid shuttering of its theaters, as their aging buildings lose auds to modern plexes nearby.
The Japanese film and TV biz has long been insular, even xenophobic, with local pics often showing outlanders in a negative light as loutish soldiers or brutish gangsters.
A scan of Japan's recent year-end B.O. charts reveals a familiar recurring theme: Storylines for top films are typically based on a hit television series or drawn from a popular manga (comicbook).
Market Street: Noteworthy Japanese titles available at Berlin
Film production in Gaul faltered last year, with both the number of films produced and the level of investment falling.
Gallic mini-major Wild Bunch will co-finance "The Burma Conspiracy," written and directed by Jerome Salle ("Largo Winch," "Anthony Zimmer").
France's first lady Carla Bruni will appear in Woody Allen's Gaul-set film, due to shoot next summer.
Domestic Film DAILY
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$11.5M Cumulative:$45.0M Warner Brothers -28.56%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$9.8M Cumulative:$32.2M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -31.73%
Non-Stop3Daily:$4.0M Cumulative:$52.6M Universal Pictures -43.54%