While relations between the Bush administration and the U.S.' European allies may be strained, Motion Picture Assn. prexy Jack Valenti used his time at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival Monday to meet…
Gotham distrib Wellspring has picked up domestic rights to a pair of foreign titles, "Marooned in Iraq" and "Ma Vraie Vie a Rouen."
An intricate, fetchingly lensed tale of historical speculation framed as a plausible thriller, "Monsieur N." takes the rhetorical gag "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" and applies it to Napoleon…
A tidy study in potentially messy manners, "The Flower of Evil" is first-rate Chabrol. Evincing a sly approach to guilt and culpability, pic revels in helmer's specialty: nailing the pieties…
Hollywood films were outgunned by local faves in Spain, France, South Korea and parts of Southeast Asia last weekend, while "Red Dragon" breathed fire into Japan and "Catch Me If You Can" held sway…
Japanese major Toei has joined forces with distributor Gaga Communications to release the hit Korean thriller "Double Agent" in June on 200 screens in Japan.
Taiwan's Government Information Office is mulling a proposal to cap the number of Hollywood pics exhibs can show in order to protect the flagging local film biz.
Miramax Films has closed its expected deal to acquire "I'm Not Scared" by Italian director Gabriele Salvatores for distribution in North America, the U.K., France, Australia and New Zealand.
Spanish live action comic book adaptation "Mortadelo & Filemon (The Big Adventure)" has blasted all time B.O. records for a Spanish movie grossing a first three-day €5,029,487 ($5.5 million) off 313…
Sony Pictures Classics has bought U.S. rights to Isabel Coixet's Berlin competition entry "My Life Without Me."
Slapstick veteran Bob Weiss has signed on to produce the third installment of the Dimension Films horror-spoof franchise "Scary Movie."