Eminem may have been powerless against Frodo Baggins, but he managed to attract 1.6 million German moviegoers and bagged nearly $11 million at the box office with his cinematic debut in "8 Mile,"…
Filmmakers Zhang Yimou and Hou Hsiao-hsien have won acclaim and awards, but what they really want is mainstream acceptance and commercial success.
The tagline for Universal's "8 Mile" is "find your voice," but, judging by the pic's growing success internationally, Slim Shady, aka rapper Eminem, has done better than that: He's speaking in…
French film exporters -- neglected in the hustle of Mifed and lost in the bustle of AFM -- had their day in the sun (actually four days) -- Jan. 17-20 when 350 foreign distribs trekked to Paris for…
Prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, who took office last June, believes the French government and the Gallic film industry should be friends.
Peter Bart: The Backlot
The creation of the Global Film Initiative, a New York City-based program to promote cross-cultural understanding through film, was announced Jan. 21 by Noah Cowan, a former distrib exec and fest…
Sean Astin accepted the People’s Choice Award for “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” live on location. Mel Gibson joined Tobey Maguire in taping his thanks on location. Info was…
Adam Dawtrey - London Eye
With Golden Globe victories still dancing in their heads and Oscar ballots due Jan. 29, this year's Academy Awards contenders are dreaming of the riches, and the rich work, to come from a win. But…
Spain's "Talk to Her" and pic's director Pedro Almodovar earned Best Film and Best Director awards at the 2003 Bangkok Intl. Film Festival (BKKIFF), which came to a close Jan. 21 after nearly two…