German-born, Swiss-reared helmer Marc Forster has shot Stateside (most recently "Stranger Than Fiction") and in Europe ("Finding Neverland"). In bringing Khaled Hosseini's book "The Kite Runner" to…
Markets & Festivals
It's easy to lament the state of the art film in today's marketplace. What's hard: finding a way to bring provocative films to U.S. audiences without disregarding the bottom line. These three…
Directors Julie Delpy, Tom McCarthy, Richard Kelly, Paprika Steen, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden and cinematographer Chris Doyle sound off on indispensable filmmaking instruments.
What do you do when you have an old-fashioned horror movie and you're an indie distrib? Borrow a page from studio history and market it like a traditional suspense thriller.
In one of the biggest nonfiction acquisitions ever, ThinkFilm's $2.5 million purchase of David Sington's Apollo space doc "In the Shadow of the Moon" also marks the company's biggest cash outlay and…
Michael Moore's "Sicko" is, by any measure, a documentary blockbuster, raking in ticket sales at the box office. But unlike recent years, Moore's fellow documentarians haven't followed his success.
The scoop: Locations, locations, locations. Plus assistance from the Vienna Film Fund -- E8 million ($10.7 million) distributed annually to films with Austrian co-producers -- and the Austrian film…
Writing, producing and directing a pair of indie films should have made me immune to unpleasant surprises.
The scoop: The Location Offset for Foreign Films and Television tax credit has been upped from 12.5% to 15%, which, when added to state incentives, will give producers a rebate of between 17% and…
The scoop: The Netherlands' film fund has an annual budget of $37 million. Coin is given as a direct grant of up to 35% of the pic's budget with a ceiling of $3.4 million. Productions have to meet…
The scoop: While there are no tax incentives or local subsidies, prices are on par with low-cost leader Romania. Bulgarian stuntpeople are highly skilled, and crews are well trained as they're used…