A multicultural entrepreneur at heart, Adrian Politowski has turned his Belgium-based Umedia venture into an international film financing powerhouse over the course of 10 years. The company, which…
When the Oscars modified the best picture category in 2009 and instituted an annual list of up to 10 nominees, the intention may have been to ensure that critically acclaimed blockbusters like the…
Not only are the children of the baby boomers pushing 30, in some cases exceeding that threshold, there's a whole new generation of barely pubescent children who have never experienced freeform radio…
A weird yet welcome sideshow oddity on the stage of international art cinema, "Sadourni's Butterflies" tips its hat to the ghosts of German expressionism.
Expanding its indie financing arm before next month’s Toronto Intl. Film Festival, United Talent Agency has hired veteran international sales-distribution exec Yale Chasin. Chasin is joining UTA’s…
Co-directors Tamar Halpern and Chris Quilty deliver an illuminating portrait of the artist as a hermetic, self-doubting, obsessive-compulsive perfectionist.
A Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas.
Police guitarist Andy Summers' recording studio, located just a block from the ocean, is housed in an airy, multilevel building with a storied history. Once home to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat ("You…
One criticism frequently leveled at nets including MTV, VH1 and CMT centers on how far these cablers have strayed from their original focus — music. While this observation certainly holds weight…
In a shocking and ominous sign for the international film biz, Spain's Alta Classics, one of Europe's best-known distributors of big auteur fare, is closing its doors after 44 years.
At midnight on Sept. 13, something momentous will happen to the group Village People and one of the anthems that made them emblematic of the 1970s disco era, and a mainstay to this day of many a…