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In the opening scene in the French comedy actioner "Dead Weight", a hapless gangster collapses dead after being shot in the chest. The unfortunate victim, whose screen appearance begins and ends…
John Smithies is a patient man, a handy trait for a guy who has waited for 10 years to see the realization of his dream: the Australian Center for the Moving Image.
A leisurely but keenly observed ensemble pic set during one year in a small French community, "Seaside" marks a solid debut for director Julie Lopes-Curval. Character-driven venture trains a sharp…
Recently rising as one of the most active film markets in Asia, Korea has had just two key players in the distribution sector, Cinema Service and CJ Entertainment, with Korea Pictures a distant third…
A well-crafted docu that, in terms of image-boosting, does for the one-room schoolhouse what "The Seven Year Itch" did for subway grates, "To Be and to Have" follows an academic year in the lives of…
The Oz casting biz is undergoing a shakeout in favor of smaller, boutique operators, with the monolithic agencies left to mull their futures.
Gotham-based Walden Media has tapped "Freaks and Geeks" creator Paul Feig to write and direct "I Am David," a feature based on the novel by Anne Holm.
Winchester Films is developing a slate of projects with its inhouse production companies Wind Dancer Films and the Donners Co.
The Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Festival (Sept. 26-Oct. 10) will screen a panorama of Mexican mellers and honor Brazilian director Walter Lima Jr. by showcasing a restored copy of his 1965 masterpiece…