Among the credits on Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning "The Pianist," a special thank-you went to Coficine, the Gallic film financing bank that advanced a large chunk of the pic's budget.
The silence of the lama has proved short-lived -- Bhutanese spiritual leader-turned-film director Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, who won international acclaim in 2000 with his movie "The Cup,"…
A ballroom full of geeks has never been as attractive to Hollywood as it was last weekend in San Diego. The studios rolled out the red carpet on July 19 at the 34th annual Comic-Con Intl. trade show…
The retirement of the U.K.'s most ubiquitous producer, Nik Powell, from moviemaking feels like the end of an era for the Brit film community.
Dick Cook is a happy camper. The chairman of Walt Disney Studios has two of the summer's biggest hits. With $912 million in grosses, the Mouse House currently ranks No. 1 in domestic market share…
Even before the wrap of this year's underwhelming Cannes Film Fest, pundits were looking to Venice and Toronto for critical redemption and a bumper crop of auteur-driven work. As these fests near…
Hollywood loves an underdog, or so it seems when it comes to sports movies. Despite a history of modest box office success, it's a genre beloved by execs, producers, directors and thesps.
Local pics are helping to power the B.O. so far this year, raising hopes the Brazilian film industry will perform at levels not seen in nearly 15 years.
The U.K. is a fair barometer of the summer season abroad thus far -- and it's not high. Blighty exhibs describe the market as flat and "littered by disappointments," the latest being "The Hulk's"…
Brian Rosen is determined to wean the Oz film industry off its unhealthy reliance on government funding. And just shy of four months into his tenure as chief exec of Film Finance Corp. Australia…
A probing, unflinching look at the lives of some of the estimated 20,000 Mexican children who have run away from home to survive on the streets of the capital city, this simple but well-constructed…