"Just as Chao Phraya River Flows," a Thai-Japanese project, beat 37 other hopefuls to scoop the Tokyo Project Gathering Award, which includes free post-production work supplied by Sony, at the Tokyo…
Markets & Festivals
Germany's indie distribs have faced arduous competition from the onslaught of Hollywood blockbusters in recent months.
Italy's indie film distributors are increasingly making "go mainstream" their mantra.
Domestic Film DAILY
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The Equalizer1Daily:$8.2M Cumulative:$34.1M Sony / Columbia -39.59%
The Boxtrolls2Daily:$4.9M Cumulative:$17.3M Focus -34.47%
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner3Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$58.0M Fox -46.49%
After a fabulous 2006, when Japanese pics grabbed a 50% market share for the first time in 21 years, distribs of local product saw B.O. slide through the first eight months of 2007.
Latin American indie distributors are regrouping after suffering losses from the lack of TV support.
The Nordic region -- Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland -- is a tricky market. Even very successful local product can fail to cross over into neighboring countries.
In Russia's rapidly growing distribution market, top-level indie films -- with the right distributor and release strategy -- surpass or match Hollywood studio fare.
The Spanish market saw box office through September drop year-on-year by 1.6% to E458 million ($647 million).
After 10 years of unbroken growth, Korea's theatrical market has finally leveled off in 2007, causing furrowed brows among the nation's indie distributors.
For the fourth time in two years, a Dolan family bid to take Cablevision private has evaporated.