China's top helmers are all in production during what is rapidly becoming a mini-boom in mainland pics, as an easing of censorship rules and an influx of Hong Kong coin kickstarts the biz in the…
Thailand's first digital film, "Paksa Wayu" (The Garuda), hit cinemas April 2, earning $380,000 during the weekend. RS Film distribution topper Prawatsart Kunchorn Na Ayutthaya was happy with weekend…
After Universal helped boost "Dawn of the Dead" to a $26.7 million opening with a 10-minute sneak preview on sibling cabler USA, the idea seems to be catching on elsewhere.
Take one virginal teenager looking for true love, a self-proclaimed and unrepentant bachelor and some colorful best friends -- and then make them all gay and you get "Formula 17," the genre- and…
In terms of cost-saving, the trend toward tyro directors makes sense, but artistically it raises questions.
Argentina's government has exempted filmmakers from duties for celluloid print imports and vowed to settle three years of unpaid film subsidies in an effort to spur domestic distribution and…
Folks in Spain embraced Mel Gibson's crucifixion saga more fervently than auds in France last week due to a host of reasons including different censorship ratings and churches' and critics' reactions.
Auds these days seem to have an insatiable appetite for blood. With Mel Gibson's gory epic pulling in hundreds of millions worldwide and zombiefest "Dawn of the Dead" topping the B.O., brutality is…
Films are exploding out of South America, where production has doubled in Argentina and quadrupled in Chile. Brazil estimates 50 local releases this year, up from 30 in 2003. The question is: Can any…
This summer, 15 films, including several tentpoles, are in the hands of first-time directors -- an astonishing 33% jump over summer 2000. The shift is not surprising: Hollywood has an eternal…