The most successful indie pics in Oz this year have been older-skewing European dramas, many of which have performed exponentially better Down Under than they did in their home or other…
From some angles, the Benelux market exists as a whole, with films such as "Apocalypto" seeing territory-wide success.
Indie distribs are suffering with the slow overall theatrical market that has failed to grow, despite a combination of positive factors, such as a heated economy, the expansion of the exhib circuit…
The otherwise remarkably staid Canuck film distribution scene has seen some seismic shifts this year.
Upheavals aplenty have marked the French distribution scene in recent months.
Germany's indie distribs have faced arduous competition from the onslaught of Hollywood blockbusters in recent months.
Italy's indie film distributors are increasingly making "go mainstream" their mantra.
After a fabulous 2006, when Japanese pics grabbed a 50% market share for the first time in 21 years, distribs of local product saw B.O. slide through the first eight months of 2007.
Latin American indie distributors are regrouping after suffering losses from the lack of TV support.
The Nordic region -- Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland -- is a tricky market. Even very successful local product can fail to cross over into neighboring countries.
In Russia's rapidly growing distribution market, top-level indie films -- with the right distributor and release strategy -- surpass or match Hollywood studio fare.