On the Oscar campaign trail, discussing global politics could be a risky move. Martin Scorsese, seeking his first directing statuette for "Gangs of New York," flouted that notion last week by coming…
Japan's copyright protection soon may be extended by 20 years, thanks to a 10-year campaign by Japan's big studios -- Toho, Toei and Shochiku -- and a recent concerted effort by all Japanese…
A blockbuster hit can be a hard act to follow. Hong Kong native Andrew Lau made a name for himself in the mid-1990s with the popular "Young & Dangerous" series. Then his 1998 hit, "The Stormriders,"…
Philip Anschutz's Walden Media has the weight of the "World" on its shoulders. Paramount Pictures confirms that it will not act as the domestic distributor of Walden Media's "Around the World in 80…
TV personality Xuxa Meneghel's newest pic is a testament to the growing strength and appeal of locally produced kiddie and teen theatrical fare in Brazil.
A lighthearted comedy called "Crackerjack," about the geriatric sport of lawn bowling, is a good bet to generate interest at next month's American Film Market in Santa Monica after topping the box…
It looks like an Oscar screener. It smells like an Oscar screener. But Focus Features says it's nothing of the sort.
The walls of Daniel Toscan du Plantier's spacious office at Unifrance are plastered with posters of classic French movies: Playwright- filmmaker Sacha Guitry's 1938 "Quadrille" occupies the special…
It seems global mogul Rupert Murdoch is leading a charge from the West onto China's airwaves. Murdoch-backed channels have won approval for a big expansion behind the Bamboo Curtain, bringing the…
As America readies for another foray into the Persian Gulf, a handful of Hollywood's elite are seeking to stem the tide of oil that tethers us to the region.