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Cannes Film Festival
Indie film production in Russia is an endangered species at risk of extinction after big changes in the way state film support is channeled to producers.
Grossing more money in Gaul ($155.90 million as of April 21) than in any other country beside the U.S., "Avatar" has turned France into Europe's digital frontrunner.
The U.K. remains a more competitive and crowded market than many other foreign territories.
In 2008, Spain was a digital cinema laggard. But "Avatar" proved the gamechanger.
People to meet include Riccardo Tozzi, Christine Berg, Vincent Maraval and more.
In 2009, the Japanese B.O. hit its second-highest total ever, with $2.21 billion -- 5.7% better than 2008. Meanwhile, admissions grew 5.5% year-on to some 170 million.
With at least 500 3D screens out of a total of roughly 4,000, Italy touts itself as being at the forefront of Europe's 3D revolution.
In Italy, foreign indies are getting slammed by the country's mania for 3D and the strong showings of quality local titles.
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…