If the recently concluded Tokyo Intl. Film Fest is anything to go by, China plays a leading role in the plans and strategies of Japan's film and entertainment industry.
Talk to the typical movie producer and you hear the plaintive cry: Production funding is ever harder to come by. The majors are shaving spending. Co-financing from overseas is drying up.
"Master and Commander's" British naval Captain Jack Aubrey braved the high seas and fought the Napoleonic wars in a single ship. So you'd have thought his producers would have had similar brio.
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Director Denys Arcand displayed just the right touch of passion, humility, and humor when speaking at the Variety Screening Series Q&A session Nov. 10 following "The Barbarian Invasions" showcase…
As "Memoirs of a Geisha" inches closer to being made into a film, its producers are hoping the long process of adapting the bestselling novel proves that good things come to those who wait.
It ain't over yet, but the fat lady is loosening up her vocal chords for Mifed. The organizers of the Milan film market spent much of the just-concluded 70th edition (Nov. 8-13) in a rear-guard…
Hollywood's young leading men are lining up to take advantage of an expected casting change in Cameron Crowe's "Elizabethtown."
In a season of box office disappointments, a formulaic Bollywood pic about a love story among two senior citizens -- replete with songs and dances and lots of tearjerking drama -- is going…
Will Singapore sling some moolah Hollywood's way? Industryites sure hope so. Or more precisely, they pray somebody will become the latest source of what's often indelicately referred to as…
New film industry directives due to take effect Dec. 1 will dramatically change the way both domestic and Sino-foreign productions are financed and regulated.
Japanese director, screenwriter and entertainer Takeshi Kitano's "Zatoichi" has been selected as the opening film of the Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam, which will begin its 12-day run Jan. 21.