The Icelandic government is revamping its tax incentives to attract foreign filmmakers just eight months after introducing the program.
Timothy M. Gray: Reel Life
As one barometer of the buoyant video biz overseas, Blockbuster Video's international rentals revs shot up by 9.5% in the second quarter of this year after a rise of almost 18% in the first quarter.
In the early days of DVD, many studios rushed their hit titles onto disc, with few, if any, bonus features. But those "added-value" items have now become a key point in selling the mini-platters.
The explosive growth of DVD has pushed the homevideo business outside the U.S. into fast-forward.
The film biz is fast approaching DVD D-Day. Just two years ago, only 4.8 million people in the U.S. owned DVD players, so it was no surprise that major titles like "Star Wars" and "E.T. The…
Morphing from the serious to the playful, "Betty Fisher and Other Stories" is a delicious confident jeu from France's maverick director, Claude Miller. The film is a psychological thriller detailing…
"Monsoon Wedding" is an unrepentantly cross-cultural audience-pleaser from Indian director Mira Nair, whose films have forged a distinctive path on the popular, gaudy edges of art cinema exotica…
An often amusing low-budgeter about a first-time filmmaker trying to make a documentary in Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport, "Here to Where" reps an interesting debut by former U.K. photog Glen…
In "Runaway," U.K. documaker Kim Longinotto ("Dream Girls," "Gaea Girls") returns to Tehran to observe with characteristic detachment a refuge for young women suffering familial abuse.
A ruthless swordsman in the wilds of Rajasthan lays down his steel and heads for the Himalayas in "The Warrior," an existential Eastern story that's a real eyeful on the big sheet.