The Sundance Institute has selected 90 shorts from among 3,345 entries for the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
U.K. producer Spice Factory has taken an equity stake in startup Aussie distrib Arclight Films and given Arclight first-look rights to all Spice product.
Thai helmer Apichatpong Weerasethakul's second feature "Blissfully Yours" won the 1 million yen ($8,100) grand prize at Japan's leading auteur festival, Tokyo Filmex, which ended Sunday.
Mexico has approved tough new measures to fight piracy in the music, video and software industries, dubbing the manufacture and distribution of counterfeits as examples of organized crime.
The long-awaited second film distrib in China is finally taking shape, but some Hollywood reps fear it won't pose genuine competition for the incumbent China Film Group.
Reinhard Klooss, head of film production at Munich-based OdeonFilm, is giving up his seat on the executive board at the end of the year but will remain at the company in charge of film.
FilmFour, which officially closes on Dec. 20, will report a loss of £28 million ($44 million) for its final year of operation, according to figures leaked by its parent Channel 4.
A tale of utmost simplicity, set amid the stunning terraced landscapes of southern China, "When Ruoma Was Seventeen" just about manages to escape as a movie from beneath its exotic ethnic embroidery…
Thai helmer Thanit Jitnukul, who hit local gold with historical blockbuster "Bang Rajan" (2000), brings much the same mixture of blood, sweat and mud to "Kunpan: Legend of the Warlord," though…
A visually pumped-up youth pic centered on two no-hopers with "Nothing To Lose," Danny Pang's first solo feature sans brother Oxide is tailored to young Southeast Asian auds who'll get a charge out…
Trio of Thai ghost stories, including one directed by Oxide Pang ("The Eye"), are varied enough to have some ancillary value in western markets, though none of the segs is outstanding. Pic, which…