The Weinstein Co. has finalized sales to most major territories on Joby Harold's thriller "Awake," starring Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba.
In its biggest pickup ever, Spanish mini-major Filmax has acquired worldwide rights outside Italy and Spain to the $18 million Paz Vega- starrer, "Los Borgia" (The Borgias).
Bernd Eichinger is once again putting the cat amongst the pigeons. After breaking Germany's Hitler-taboo with "Downfall" and adapting one of the most scandalous novels of the last decade with…
Everyone knows Japanese moviegoers don't care for comedies -- they get plenty of laughs for free on the tube and don't feel like paying for them in the theater. Everyone also knows Japanese like the…
Girl power is growing in the Japanese film industry, driven by strong B.O. numbers of films with young female stars for young female auds.
While Japanese pics have tasted modest success recently, the directors who have an international following can be counted on one hand, led by Takeshi Kitano, Hideo Nakata (director of "The Ring") and…
The movie biz is back in the good books of financial folk in Japan with film funds sprouting left, right and center.
Japanese animators and filmmakers are now second to none in Asia at CG wizardry -- no surprise given Japanese strengths in both the hardware and software sides of the CG equation, from high-end…
When we think of cabaret in Berlin, we think of the city in the '20s and '30s, full of politics, humor and sin.
Eleven years after Dogme 95, maverick Danish auteur Lars von Trier has issued a "Statement of Revitality" in which he pledges a more "ascetic" approach to filmmaking.