Paramount and Sony's "Longest Yard" remake won't hit the bigscreen until four months after football season wraps, but the studios are hoping some major promo mojo will keep fans in a pigskin state of…
A proposed cap on fees for U.S. and Australian thesps who star in government-funded films is causing deep divisions in the Oz industry. The Australian Screen Directors Assn. and some producers are…
A man goes to jail for a murder he did not commit, to protect the woman he loved, who also happens to be the real killer. Sound like a plot worthy of Rainer Werner Fassbinder?
As they get ready to shoot the "Basic Instinct" sequel "Risk Addiction" in Blighty this March, Intermedia and director Michael Caton-Jones have pacted to follow up with a much smaller and more…
Arthouse directors often complain that their films don't get enough media attention. But Gaul's Arnaud Desplechin has more than most thanks to his latest pic, "Kings and Queen."
A nearly two-year-long film subsidy freeze crippling Italy's film industry ended last week when the government allocated some 70 million euros ($92.8 million) in production funds to be dished out…
While the names of other godfathers of 1970s cinema seem embedded in that era, Francis Ford Coppola and his familial empire continue to expand into ever more enterprises -- most of which have little…
The Metro Manila Film Festival proved to be a success both commercially and artistically, despite a fluff over a producer with four entries.
The Backlot: MEMO TO BRAD GREY: The last few weeks must have been difficult for you, Brad. It's never easy to change course in your career, especially when the whole community is looking over your…
The executive director of the Hong Kong Intl. Film Fest Society has been knocking on a lot of doors lately. What does Peter Tsi want? Money. The fest lost its main sponsor this year, just four months…
The forecast for Sundance this year: more deals, more celebs, more traffic jams and more swag. Sundance is at a commercial peak.
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