When South Africa made the quantum leap from apartheid to liberation, faced with the task of creating equal opportunities for a population of 40 million (the majority previously disenfranchised), the…
Execs from the New Zealand Film Commission have been meeting with producers at the FilmMart to research potential development and co-production opportunities. At a breakfast Saturday, reps from NZFC…
Mmabatho Ramagoshi, council chairperson of South Africa's National Film and Video Foundation, is a woman with a mission. The government set up the NFVF in the mid-90s, and gave it the task of…
The Writers Guild of America has selected the JW Marriott at L.A. Live and the Edison Ballroom in New York City as the venues for its simultaneous Feb. 1 awards presentations.
Barry Rothbart may be a funny guy, but he's not joking when he says he auditioned for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" three times before realizing who the director was.
The office of Texas Gov. Rick Perry had no immediate reaction to a producer’s claim that it was approved for production tax incentives for the Robert Rodriguez-Ethan Maniquis film “Machete” but the…
Harrison Ford will return to Comic-Con to promote “Ender’s Game.” After surprising attendees in 2010 when he showed up on stage in hand-cuffs during a panel for Universal’s “Cowboys & Aliens”…
Amazon Studios is adding an option for its content development arm to include short concept videos for possible development.
Producers Elizabeth Fowler ("Devil's Knot") and Claudia Bluemhuber ("The Host") are developing a movie based on last year's rescue of Jessica Buchanan in Somalia.
Nine years after the end of apartheid, South Africa's film industry has grown an average 14% per year since 2008 and employs roughly 40,000 people, of which 66% are black, according to the first…
George Lucas' "Star Wars" may be one of Hollywood's biggest franchises, having earned $4.4 billion globally from six movies, and billions more from TV shows, videogames, theme park rides and…