Thanks to fears about piracy in English-language territories, it's not just tentpoles like "Mission: Impossible 3" getting day-and-date releases these days.
Did it take a British dog named "Doogal" to bring the CG animation biz down to Earth? With the Weinstein Co.'s toon bowing to a dismal $3.6 million last weekend, the dozens of companies hoping to…
The Dublin Film Festival's fourth edition (Feb. 17-26) mixed Irish and international themes in sometimes unexpected ways.
Not to add to the stress level at Sony Pictures, but 2006 better work. Coming off a disastrous 2005, there's more riding on this year than any in the studio's recent history. As Sony's electronics…
Japanese horror has been Japan's hottest live-action genre abroad ever since the worldwide success of Hideo Nakata's 1998 hit "Ring." It is also a mine Hollywood has gone to again and again for…
The tune at the top of Disney has certainly changed when it comes to toons. A year ago, then-CEO Michael Eisner referred to Pixar's artistic efforts as "pretty pathetic" compared to his studio's own…
For a lavish historical epic set in Japan, "Memoirs of a Geisha" hasn't found the Japanese market to be very hospitable.
When Howard Stringer took over as chairman-CEO of Sony a year ago, he anticipated static from Japan. He didn't think he'd also catch fire from Germany. Nor did he expect that the first Japanese…
Italo indie stable Cattleya's push for local auteurs to hatch commercially viable pics fit to play outside national confines is starting to pay off.
With government grants, RGM Holdings' $100 million film fund and LaSalle-SIA's new School of Film just opened, can Singapore finally make its mark on the movie industry?