Hungarian helmer Kornel Mundruczo has scooped the top prize, worth $11,320, at the Brussels Film Fest with his pic "Pleasant Days." The film also took the Silver Lion at Locarno in August.
The chick flick is flexing its B.O. muscles. Once dismissed as femme fluff, such pics are showing surprising durability -- especially as counterprogramming to male-skewing movie heavyweights.
He always knew the pic biz was a jungle, but for Euro filmmaking vet Haig Balian, his work has become a zoo -- literally. Balian is so frustrated by the state of the European film industry that he's…
Pixar, PDI and Blue Sky all have studio deals as financial safe harbors while they craft pricey CG-animated films. But Atlanta-based Fathom Studios is swimming against the tide as it mounts its…
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Australia's Crocodile Dundee, Paul Hogan, has inked to co-star in the gentle comedy "Strange Bedfellows" -- his first Aussie-financed movie in 17 years.
Hollywood is suddenly hot for worldwide movie releases -- to a point. Fox's unprecedented worldwide booty from the boffo bow of comics sequel "X2: X-Men United" is traceable to a recent trend in…
Loews Cineplex is staging a bunch of big movie screenings in tents this summer. No, it's not a cost-conscious construction scheme for the recently bankrupt exhib. It's a marketing campaign backed by…
Brazilian National Cinema Agency (Ancine) president Gustavo Dahl, under fire for inaction and delays in releasing funds, will finally begin granting monies to indie filmmakers in the second half of…
Fox's gambit of launching "X2: X Men United" day-and-date in 93 markets paid off handsomely -- yet despite the mutants' invasion, Italy experienced its worst weekend of the year and there was a…
It's hard to do anything in New York in a small way. And the Tribeca Film Festival, which wraps its sophomore edition May 11, was no exception.