At first blush it would be easy to compare Nathan Drake, the treasure-hunting star of Sony's new adventure videogame "Uncharted," with "Tomb Raider's" Lara Croft.
Stop me if you've heard this one: Stanley Kubrick was a perfectionist and a control freak. And, while making his peerlessly disturbing, endlessly influential movies, Kubrick insisted on doing take…
Pumping Europe's digital revolution, Arts Alliance Media has signed a $40 million pact with Gallic exhib Circuit George Raymond to roll out 400 digital screens in France.
As the Senate confirmation hearings of Michael Mukaskey as Attorney General morphed earlier this month into a debate over whether "waterboarding" was torture, Al Gore was pointing out one of the more…
As a writers strike based on Internet issues rages on, NBC has decided to bring the Internet-based series "Quarterlife" to television.
As visual effects have become an important piece of global filmmaking, French companies have been behind the curve. "The truth is ... we don't have a vfx culture," admits Yann Blondel of Paris-based…
There are high hopes that ParisFX, the first special effects confab of its kind to be staged in France, will raise the profile of an industry that, though flourishing at home, needs government…
When Ivan Poharnok founded the Budapest-based special effects company Filmefex in 1996, most of the work was for commercials. Now it's almost exclusively feature films. This year, Filmefex has…
During the 1960s Vit Komrzy was studying to be an architect and mucking about with video art and animation as a hobby. Then came the Prague Spring, and Komrzy, like so many Czechs, decided to change…
With this week's annual rite of "Black Friday" — the day after Thanksgiving, when big sales supposedly push the nation's retailers into profitability for the year — prices on high-definition and…