Financing movies the European way is where the harsh realities of today's economic climate meet confusing local cultural politics. Because in Europe, movies are never just about boffo B.O., they are…
Despite competition from Romania and its hosting the shoot for "Cold Mountain," Prague quietly managed the impossible: a 56% increase in 2003 vs. its 2002 record $200 million film business.
Vivendi is getting rid of its TV, film and theme-park businesses in the U.S., but it's holding on to one major European asset: Germany's Studio Babelsberg.
Dagur KariIcelandic helmer Dagur Kari’s debut feature, “Noi albinoi,” confirmed Kari as one of Europe’s most promising filmmakers. Shot on location in the inhospitable Icelandic West Fjords, the…
Since Benito Mussolini cut the ribbon to launch Cinecitta Studios in 1937, the sprawling facilities just outside Rome have endured despite wild fluctuations in the political climate, the business…
At 16, the European Film Awards still may be experiencing growing pains, but the event is slowly edging out of adolescence into a new maturity.
Fortissimo Film SalesIt’s the Asian connection that makes Fortissimo Film Sales so unique. With offices in Amsterdam and Hong Kong, this international sales outfit, which has been riding high on a…
Sitting on a film producers panel earlier this year in Cannes, American indie producer Ted Hope commented, "The American indie film scene has become too predictable, but the European film scene is…
Disney has paid in the region of mid-six figures to pick up the spec script "Corporate Retreat" from scribe Brad Copeland.
Two divisions of MTV are betting they've made a discovery in Alex McAulay's first novel, "The Lost Girls," a thriller about a group of privileged female teen troublemakers who are running for their…