Though you wouldn't know it at the recent, largely derailed, Toronto Intl. Film Festival, there's a seismic shift occurring in the specialty film arena, particularly among acquisition- and…
At this point, it will be news when "Memento" stops being the top story in independent film. While the summer 2001 box office for indie films showed growth, the performance of Newmarket Films'…
The question that always comes up when I'm talking about the cinema, a question I ask myself again and again: What does a film have to achieve to make me want to go to the cinema to watch it? And…
Michiyasu Kawauchi isn't afraid to take on a challenge. In fact, the new director general of the fest, 65-year-old chairman and CEO of radio conglom Nippon Broadcasting System, is confident he'll be…
Battered by typhoons, an ailing economy and growing piracy, Taiwan is in danger of slipping from its perch as one of the world's top 10 markets for Hollywood films. Despite the downturn, exhibs and…
The Australian investors in "Moulin Rouge" are seeing red -- and they're prepared to take their case to court.
Samuel L. Jackson is poised to join Vin Diesel in "XXX," the Rob Cohen-directed Revolution Studios drama that begins shooting in late November for July release.
The Thai film industry is planning an increase in activity to build on the box office success of historical epic "Suriyothai" and the international pickups of two other local pics.
Studio bosses are feeling the pressure from an FBI warning Sept. 21 of possible terrorist attacks against movie studios -- so much so that agents were being advised by the studios not to schedule…
Scott Burkhardt and Chuck Griffith have formed Burkhardt/Griffith Prods., a Los Angeles-based shingle dedicated to feature films, digital media and musicvids.