Driven by cheap costs, stunning terrain and highly skilled crews, Morocco long has been a preferred Hollywood location for big-budget drama. Following Ridley Scott's "Body of Lies," this year alone…
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Movie-based videogame publisher Brash Entertainment has laid off 20 employees and is in talks with studios about returning licenses as it struggles to find new financing.
"In Morocco, we have to invent our own model for the film industry," says producer-director Nabil Ayouch. "We need to highlight the role of writers and creative producers and learn from best…
The Chinese biz was shaken Thursday by news that one of the country's most popular warblers, Zang Tianshuo, whose song "Friends" was featured in Donald Sutherland starrer "Big Shot's Funeral," is…
I think we've been very successful in discovering new talent from world cinema," says Marrakech Intl. Film Festival co-VP Faical Laraichi. "At a time when the planet is wracked by cultural divides…
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has acquired domestic homevid and TV distrib rights to the release slate of Senator U.S. beginning with Bret Easton Ellis' "The Informers."
Marrakech fest highlights
For most industry pros, Thessaloniki represents a deep breath at the end of the festival year: a chance to enjoy some fine food, sample perhaps more than a little of the local wine and catch up on…
Balkan filmmakers have put themselves firmly on the international festival map lately with wins at Cannes and Berlin as well as numerous other citations and awards for helmers from across the region.
With year-round sunshine, gorgeous seaside vistas and affordable artists and crews, mamma mia!, how can Greece fail to win suitors? But whether even assets like these can stack up against newly…
Anna Faris will be honored at the Bahamas Film Festival Dec. 8 in Nassau.