Yousry Nasrallah's "The Door to the Sun" aspires to convey 50-plus years of the Palestinian state through the eyes of characters caught up in history's tumultuous tide. Certain to be controversial…
Mel Gibson's Icon Prods. has sued Regal Entertainment Group, accusing the nation's largest exhib chain of balking on paying Icon its $40 million share of "The Passion of the Christ" ticket sales.
The first of Troma's digital Dogpile 95 productions, "Tales From the Crapper" is in the can -- literally. If Beavis & Butthead came to life tomorrow, this would be their idea of viewing time well…
Military life can be experienced at a safe distance in "Army of One," a riveting and timely new docu for which Canuck picmakers were given generous access to U.S. military bases and recruiting…
Top-grossing local production from Taiwan this year is a frothy boy-meets-boy romantic comedy. While it has about as much depth and nuance as the bubblegum Sino-pop tunes that pepper its soundtrack…
The Hong Kong Intl. Film and TV Market (Filmart) will spotlight multimedia convergence at its June 23-25 edition.
Warner Bros. and Aussie distrib Roadshow breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday after "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban's" restrictive M15+ rating was replaced by a Parental Guidance tag -- two…
The future of German pics at the North American B.O. will be a focus of the Intl. Film Congress in Cologne, June 19 to 22.
Japanese film studio-distrib Shochiku has upped vet Nobuyoshi Otani from prexy to vice chairman in a round of promotions that also sees Junichi Sakomoto promoted from exec VP to president-CEO.
Competition programs at Moscow's 26th Intl. Film Fest June 18-27 will be dominated by European and Asian fare with barely a look-in from other continents and just one U.S. co-production.
"She's Not 17," vet helmer Isaac Zepel Yeshurun's follow-up to his 1982 "Noa at 17," is a sluggish drama depicting the vital kibbutz of the earlier pic as a broken-down shell. Sense of loss (and…