Whether via theatrical release, ancillary or newer media, going to market with an indie film is no day at the beach in Oz. The proliferation of niche product makes competition for screens tough. "It…
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It's a good news, bad news scenario in Brazil. Indie distribs are benefiting from the country's overall theatrical market recovery and the continuous appreciation of the local currency against the…
The indie scene in Mexico is getting grim as more players are entering the field and a wave of local product is gearing up to fight for limited space.
Japan is the world's second-biggest film market, with a large and growing appetite for pics from around the world: Distribs released 821 titles in 2006, 404 of which were foreign, up from 375 in 2005.
The state-run giant China Film dominates distribution in the Chinese market, but there are signs that smaller niche players are starting to make their presence felt in what is a fast-growing industry.
GreeneStreet Films International acquired worldwide sales rights to "Expired," a Sundance entry that will close the Critics' Week sidebar in Cannes this month. Pic stars Samantha Morton as Claire, a…
2007 has been something different for Korea's indie distributors -- and not in a good way. The first quarter has seen overall admissions down 12% from 2006 (which was a banner year), and the…
Fortissimo Films has snapped up worldwide sales rights outside North and South America to "Bad Habits," screen in Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.
Indie sales agent Golden Network has picked up a raft of family and animation titles from Thailand which add to its collection of Chinese independents. Slate is headed by "Mid Road Gang," an animal…
Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up international rights to upcoming Un Certain Regard screeners "And Along Come Tourists" and "El bano del papa" (The Pope's Toilet) ahead of next week's Cannes Film…