High-flying Asian martial-arts pics "Hero" and "Zatoichi" make up two of the six films on the BBC Four World Cinema prize shortlist, announced Friday. The winner will be revealed live on BBC Four on…
After being hauled before the French courts over its eligibility for Gallic funding, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "A Very Long Engagement" has narrowly missed another legal wrangle -- with the Corsican…
There was a little bit of the expected and unexpected for Universal over the weekend. "Meet the Fockers" unsurprisingly continued its huge run, crossing the $200 million mark with a frame-leading…
For some, the pitch is an art in itself, painstakingly developed and improved through a merciless process of rejection. Then there's James Carville, the political shouting head, who makes a passing…
On Jan. 6, Paramount announced Brad Grey's hiring as film topper, so the exec spent the day going through the customary ceremonial ritual. He huddled with key staffers, shook hands with supplicants…
London Eye: If you've got a farm you want to bet, here's a copper-bottomed tip: Imelda Staunton to win best actress at the British Academy Film Awards Feb. 12.
After shooting hundreds of commercials around the world, Aussie director David Denneen is feeling a "Power Surge" as he embarks on his first pic.
The film industry here is looking more and more like a shooting star. In its heyday -- the late '70s to early '90s -- there were 300 films a year being produced in this territory of 7 million people…
If exhibs in Europe were handing out report cards on the Christmas/New Year trading period, the verdicts would not read well in Hollywood.
Prince Chatri Chalerm Yugala, who directed Thailand's biggest box office hit, "The Legend of Suriyothai," in 2001, has started shooting "Nuresuan," the most expensive Thai production ever.
"The Matrix" has a new lease on life. Warners, which last year became the first studio with its own inhouse vidgame division, will this year become the first film studio to fund, develop and publish…