In celebrity-crazy India, television commercials abound with Bollywood film stars and cricketers who endorse everything from chocolate and motor oil to cars, paint, cosmetics and soft drinks.
Recently retired MPAA topper Jack Valenti was in France last week celebrating his birthday in Deauville -- as he has done every year for the past three decades -- and to be made a Commander of the…
When is a legend not a legend? Well, it depends who you are, how old you are and which festival you're at.
London Eye: FilmFour is dead. Long live FilmFour. Two years since Channel 4 bosses took the ax to their fabled movie label and then appointed Tessa Ross to breathe life into the remains, there are…
Call it the greatest modern Czech feature never made.
Incessantly cloudy skies, summer storms and a slew of blockbuster titles have resulted in a record summer at the German box office this year.
It's not easy for homegrown pics to get traction vs. Hollywood product, but Chile's "Machuca" is beating the blockbusters with, of all things, a politically oriented coming-of-age story set in 1973…
Fuji Television Network (Fuji TV) has announced the production of feature "Negotiator Mashita" based on the "Bayside Shakedown" franchise. The police drama toplining Yusuke Santa Maria will start…
The Backlot: As the luster of older icons fades, showbizzers and the electorate are both in need of fresh star power.
A new player is about to step into the competitive Mexican exhibition market, guided by a simple operating principle: You don't have to be rich to like the movies.
Which Hollywood films deserve to be previewed? That question is causing dissent between distribs and Australia's three major circuits, Village, Hoyts and Greater Union.