In Italy, foreign indies are getting slammed by the country's mania for 3D and the strong showings of quality local titles.
Cannes Film Festival
Overall, Aussie B.O. was up 15% in 2009, with no further plunges in homevid and Oz's first-ever title to breach the $A100 million mark in "Avatar."
There were 120 3D screens in Scandinavia at the end of last year, which reps 6% of the total 2,000 venues, many of which are situated in rural areas and equipped with only one screen. The research…
Germany's independent distribs enjoyed a terrific year at the box office in 2009 thanks to a winning combination of hugely successful local pics and licensed titles.
Hollywood's key power-lunch spots can be named on the fingers of one hand: The Ivy on Robertson Ave., the Grill in Beverly Hills and the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.
International sales company Timeless Films boasts a dense 3D slate at this year's Cannes Film Festival with four of its five titles selling in the format.
Chang will head the team of critics at the Cannes Film Festival, which begins Wednesday.
"Draquila -- Italy Trembles" is a kick in the gut.
Europe's soft money sources remain the gold standard for independent filmmakers, with more country incentives coming online.
Damaged beachfront eateries include the Carlton, Martinez and Miramar.
Pic will also get a Kremlin Palace world premiere in December.