South Africa's Film and Publication Board has banned Italian filmmaker Ruggero Deodata's "Cannibal Holocaust" for distribution and public exhibition, but not for private possession.
Production has begun in Cape Town on "Manhunt," a $1 million James Bond-esque telepic starring Richard Chamberlain, to screen in the U.S. and Germany. Budget is high for a local production, and the…
Japan will create its first national film commission in June as debt-ridden cities attempt to lure moviemakers. At least 10 cities have set up commissions over the last two years to promote their…
Wolfgang R. Hofmann has been named new head of project and company financing at German producer/distrib VCL Film and Medien.
Wadding into ever-expanding territory, the Variety Cannes Conference Series 2001 panel 'International Partners: 3 Co-production Case Studies' drew a range of international experts to the Variety…
Film Roman, the TV animator that's been negotiating a possible takeover by Indian animation company Pentamedia, said Monday that more work-for-hire projects helped fashion a first-quarter operating…
It's not easy to be a producer. You need good projects, strong connections, tenacity and lots of money.
At Variety's "Worldwide Marketing and Distribution" sesh Monday, a panel of international heavy-hitters mulled the challenges of territories' varied tastes, the rising costs of Internet marketing and…