Brazil's Conspiracao is ramping up a slate which includes pics by Andrucha Waddington, whose "House of Sand" plays in Panorama, and Breno Silveira, whose deb biopic "Dos filhos de Francisco" broke…
After Oskar Roehler's Teuton adaptation of "Elementary Particles," which he has yet to see, Gallic author Michel Houellebecq is determined to personally bring his latest tome to the bigscreen -- and…
Sandi Dubowski, who won the Teddy gay and lesbian award in 2001 for his controversial doc "Trembling Before G-d," may cause an even bigger stir with "In the Name of Allah," which explores the…
Best known as a cable channel, Gotham-based ImaginAsian Entertainment has made its first all-rights acquisition and will launch into theatrical and home entertainment distribution.
Brazilian cinema is poised for break out with the launch of two initiatives. Making a Berlin bow before its official launch at Cannes, the Cinema Do Brasil is so new the ink's not even been spilt…
Peregrinating around the Berlinale's crowded Talent Campus usually is the quickest way to get to know high-spirited young filmmakers from around the world. This year is no exception.
However upbeat things seem in Berlin, box office news across Europe has not been that boffo: Admissions across Western Europe dropped 11% in 2005 to a total 824 million tickets sold in 15 territories.
Latvian helmer Laila Pakalnipa is planning to shoot a series of short pics titled "Earth," "Wind" and "Fire," but take off those platform shoes and flared pants. This is no 70s funkathon but a…
Los Angeles-based Lightning has sold "Conversations With God" to Hopscotch for Australia and New Zealand, Quality for Mexico and Fida for Turkey. Additional territories are expected to close soon.
Nailing down a Berlinale section head in the middle of the festival is not an easy task, but when you do, it's not at all hard to get them to tell you about their program.
Argentine Tristan Bauer's Falkland War drama, "Iluminados por el fuego" (Blessed By Fire), closed at Berlin with Victory for Benelux and California Filmes for Brazil.