A maverick at heart, French producer Stephane Tchal Gadjieff knows how to grab a filmmaker's attention. But with Italy's Michelangelo Antonioni, it was never going to be easy.
London Eye: Michael Winterbottom's explicit sex film "Nine Songs" is finally set for release in the U.K. and North America, after the director settled his legal wrangle with maverick distrib Hamish…
In a bold move, the Haifa Film Festival marked its 20th anniversary this year with a daylong event devoted to Palestinian cinema.
As the Oscar race heats up, some of the year's highest-profile foreign films are dropping out of the foreign-language race. What's wrong with this picture?
The B.O. in most major territories last week sank lower than the humor in "DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story" as the Fox laffer and other rookies including "Man on Fire," "Sky Captain and the World of…
The return of Adolf Hitler to the bigscreen has become a national triumph for Bernd Eichinger and director Oliver Hirschbiegel, the men behind box-office hit "The Downfall," but for fellow…
The Backlot: There's a sudden abundance of movies out there focusing on edgy individuals -- Kerry, Bush, Clinton et al. -- but the film that may provoke the noisiest reaction is about someone who's…
The handover of a $2 million check, the first fruit of a rebate scheme designed to attract film productions to the Fiji Islands, presages a boom in the islands' movie biz, insiders say.
If one of your buddies is the hottest advertising genius in town, and you think it would be cool for him to design the poster for your movie -- maybe you should think again.
Start-up Aussie company Brainbow is in post on its first pic, "3 The Hard Way" and developing a massive project encompassing three features and a TV series with U.K. filmmaker Peter Parks.
It was once unthinkable that Disney would not renew its deal with Harvey and Bob Weinstein; now it seems likely that the Miramax Films stoppers will be leaving. The Mouse House has until March to…