Ricardo Targino, a Brazilian multi-prized shorts helmer, world premiered his freshman feature, "Lyrics (Almost Samba),” an upbeat tale about life in the Brazilian interior, at last year’s Rio…
TOKYO — Lawson, a major Japanese convenience store chain, has acquired multiplex operator United Cinemas, company officials announced today. The deal, said to be worth nearly $100 million, will give…
RIO DE JANEIRO — Three-time Academy Award-nominated U.K. director Stephen Daldry ("Billy Elliot," "The Hours," "The Reader") will godfather "Streetkids United II – The Road to Rio." A chronicle of…
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Americas Film Conservancy (AFC), a Los Angeles-based foundation, has teamed with Rio de Janeiro's Latin American Training Center (LATC) to publish "Latin American Cinema Today…
Ray Dolby, the engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and whose innovations ushered in the modern era of sound for filmed entertainment, died Thursday in San Francisco. He was 80. He had been…
Incentives can change on a dime, often subject to the whims of a state's political party when power changes hands.
It may sound like an organization that teaches wannabes how to swim with the big fish in Hollywood. But the School of Film Agents, announced at the recent New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw…
Chaplin, Tati and Lewis retrospectives were among the highlights at this year's edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato, a treasure trove for film lovers.
MEXICO CITY – LatAm's top exhib Cinepolis, the world's fourth-largest chain, continues its expansion into the U.S. market with a complex in San Francisco opening by 2014. As the company grows…
From the point of view of world sports, Brazil is about to have its blazing moment in the sun. Will this period of high visibility also extend to other sectors of its culture?