Italo exhibs are set to open a slew of home-grown pics and light Hollywood fare this summer in place of blockbusters that have lured locals into theaters the past three seasons.
Can lightning strike twice? Thesp Audrey Tautou and helmer Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who generated box office and Oscar sparks with "Amelie" in 2001, are hoping to find out. They're reteaming for Jeunet's…
The war in Iraq and the deadly SARS virus, which has hit at least 10 Indonesians, has not deterred cinemagoers from flocking to horror pic "Tusuk Jelangkung" (Pierce the Quija Board).
The lessons of war are still being written in Iraq, but the Iraqis themselves -- including dictator Saddam Hussein -- have apparently been studying up at the local equivalent of Blockbuster for their…
It hasn't gone away, but the possessory credit is becoming less fashionable. During the 1990s, more than 70% of directors took the "A Film By . . ." credit, according to WGA surveys; unofficial…
Here's an irony for you: the Czech Republic, said to be having an off year and faced with dwindling film funds, still turns out a slate of films that includes a half-dozen or so with international…
The war in Iraq may still be under way, but Hollywood's battle against runaway production looks to have found a bit of relief thanks, in part, to the conflict.
The Oscar ceremony should have been the greatest night of his career. But while his movie "The Pianist" was winning three statuettes, he was blocked from traveling to the U.S. by legal troubles that…
Adam Dawtrey: London Eye
Exhibs in some markets continued to blame the Iraq war TV coverage for depressing ticket sales last week while elsewhere bookers identified the real "enemy" as the paucity of compelling product.
Argentine helmer-scribe Santiago Carlos Oves has begun lensing "Conversaciones con mama" (Conversations with Mother), a drama starring veteran actress Concepción "China" Zorrilla de San Martín and…