Adam Dawtrey: London Eye
ShoWest always features a lot of industry cheerleading, even amid the current financial woes of many U.S. exhibs. This year, there was actually some good news to applaud -- or so it appeared.
With six weeks to go before France's presidential elections, disinterested French citizens are showing serious signs of campaign fatigue. But not so film industry folk.
Some are describing it as China's "Full Monty," but without the stripping. Still Wang Guangli's latest film of gritty working-class heroes wasn't a sure bet to be make its way into Chinese theaters.
Makers of a doc about alt-country band Wilco didn't start out using "The Blair Witch Project" as a model for getting their project sold, but that's how it worked out.
Nearly three decades after sawing his way into film history books in Tobe Hooper's classic gorefest "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," Leatherface is storming out of the vaults.
Nicole Kidman and Ang Lee will serve as honorary co-chairs of the 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards.
The year's first Jameson Short Film Award was presented to Christian Lindblad's "Last Supper" at Finland's Tampere Film Festival March 11.
Italy's national film producers union has threatened to withhold all Italian productions from participation in the Venice Intl. Film Festival if a fest topper is not named before the end of this week.
There are stars and then there are stars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences welcomed 108 nominees at its 21st annual luncheon Monday at the BevHilton, and each garnered hefty applause as…
Director Peter Jackson had already spent five years working on "The Lord of the Rings" when he asked composer Howard Shore to write the music -- and commit the next three years of his own career to…