Like so many bugs splattered on a windshield, this weekend's five wide openers and half-dozen limited releases will make themselves noticed but pose no real threat of major impact.
Studio exhib relation units are famously overworked and underappreciated, and hard economic times have further crimped their style, industryites say.
A top specialty exec Thursday noted a perilous downside to the current upsurge in independent film distribution.
The South African Broadcasting Corp. is sponsoring seven writers to attend the Sithengi Intl. Film & Television Market Nov. 11-14 in Cape Town.
The Sundance Institute has invited selected filmmakers at South Africa's Apollo Festival to attend its screenwriters and filmmakers labs in Utah in January.
More than 40 films have been selected from a record 263 entries from 31 countries for the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which starts Oct. 29.
Second time around is not quite the charm for "Raaz" leads Dino Morea and Bipasha Basu, plus producer Mukesh Bhatt and scripter Mahesh Bhatt. Lacking the classy direction by Vikram Bhatt that made…
Warner Bros. Pictures will produce a live-action, English-language remake of Japan's anime classic "Akira."