Vet TV writer-producer Dean Hargrove doesn't exactly fit the profile of your typical Sundance Film Fest filmmaker. Yet at the moment he's no different from, say, a USC film school grad waiting to…
It's a sobering stat: Film Finance Corp. Australia has invested in 169 feature films in the past 15 years, of which only eight have turned a profit. Two more -- Phillip Noyce's "Rabbit-Proof Fence"…
Peter Bart: The Backlot
A clutch of attractive projects were presented at the fourth Ibero-American Co-Production Forum, a three-day minimart that wrapped Nov. 11 aimed at structuring pic co-productions between Latin…
The trilogy-capping "The Matrix Revolutions" left many fans scratching their heads over the Wachowski brothers' sci-fi philosophizing.
They love it or hate it: There's no middle ground, evidently, in auds' reactions to "The Matrix Revolutions," prompting sharply different prognostications last week from exhibs on how fast the…
Some festival screenings are notoriously hard to get into. But a spinoff of Spain's Huelva Ibero-American Film Fest is far more difficult to leave.
Serenity Cove Studios has teamed up with Britain's Spice Factory and Sydney-based Arclight Films to create an Australian film fund that will provide gap financing for local features and international…
Plenty of films wow 'em at festivals and test screenings only to languish without proper distribution.
The 36th Brasilia Film Festival unspooling in the nation's capital Nov. 19-24 will feature its first local film market aimed at international buyers.
Since 1964, when the Warren Commission Report was put out as a quickie mass-market paperback, publishers have specialized in instant books on topical events. But there have been few instant movies…