In his eight years as Berlinale topper, Dieter Kosslick has had more than his fair share of international crises to weather. In his first year, Berlin was the first full-service fest to feel the…
Berlin Film Festival
Ever since the Academy Awards moved a month earlier in 2004, Hollywood has been struggling to work out how the Berlin Intl. Film Festival fits into its new calendar.
Perhaps it's the optimism inherent in the American character -- or the new administration's emphasis on hope -- but U.S. sellers and buyers are fairly bullish on Berlin.
Asian economies have not proved to be as discrete from the U.S. and European economic crises as their governments suggested a few months back. And their media companies are trimming jobs as TV and…
Eastern European professionals see Berlin's EFM as a litmus test for the coming year.
The French film market may not be recession-proof, but last year's box office revenues emphasize its overall strength.
Italy's movie market is proving relatively recession-proof with a slight 4% box office slump in 2008 following a banner 2007, which means buyers are going into the European Film Market on an upbeat…
In Latin America, "The industry's feeling the impact of the crisis in every segment, although in differing degrees," says Steve Solot, prexy of the Latin America Training Center.
Russian film buyers are warning international sellers to reduce prices or face a bleak market at Berlin. Thin business last November at the American Film Market -- where prices for foreign rights…
Prices paid by distributors for Spain have dropped 10%-15%, they claim. But, the distribs add, that's not enough to salvage one of the toughest indie markets in Western Europe.
Buyers and sellers in the U.K. are adopting a cautious wait-and-see attitude as the economic recession works itself from the City to the High Street.