BANGKOK — Political life, pop culture and social media collided yesterday in Thailand when wealthy politician Chonsawat ‘Ae’ Asavahame announced that he had married soap opera superstar Janie…
David Mamet's trifle "November" suddenly looks like a political classic compared to Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's "Yes, Prime Minister." Recycled and updated from a U.K.TV series, this stage comedy…
Italy got a new government on Sunday, sealing Silvio Berlusconi's stunning political comeback with key posts for his PDL party just as his Mediaset TV empire is prepping to launch into digital…
Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday of a stroke, age 87, was one of the U.K.'s most politically divisive figures in recent history — and, as a result, was a media favorite. She became a pop-culture…
The future of state funding in Russia for international co-productions is unclear after a major shake-up in state support for film was ordered by the Kremlin.
Salam Fayyad, prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority, has been set to appear at the Toronto Film Festival in conjunction with the screening of Dan Setton's documentary "State 194."
Subtitles alone won't be enough to translate "The Minister" for export, though writer-director Pierre Schoeller's serious-minded exploration of what makes a French politician tick could impress local…
The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, has waded in on the actors' unions threatened "Hobbit" boycott in an attempt to keep his country's status as Middle Earth.
Debuting under new ownership, Italo indie shingle Mikado has closed a clutch of acquisitions -- including hot Berlin titles "Submarino" and "The Infidel" -- while prepping to launch Alejandro…
Peter Morgan has started work on a follow-up to "The Queen" that will dig into former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Silvio Berlusconi's prospects of making a swift comeback as Italian prime minister evaporated Wednesday when the government of Romano Prodi won a Senate confidence vote expected to ensure its…