With the Taliban regime toppled, local filmmakers and actors are shooting the first Afghan film in 10 years.
Holland's largest film event, the Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam, has selected 16 titles, six of them world premieres, for the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition.
Thesps Cameron Diaz, Mel Gibson, Josh Hartnett, Kate Hudson, Martin Sheen and Sela Ward will serve as presenters at the 59th Golden Globe Awards on Jan 20.
Imax shares were up significantly Tuesday after the giant-screen exhib retired another $42 million in debt.
Helmer Tony Scott's thriller "Spy Game" will not be released in Oslo, after Oslo Municipal Cinemas refused to sign an agreement with the Norwegian Distributors' Association fixing film rentals.
Helkon Media, the latest publicly-listed German film group to be hit by the economic downturn, is cutting up to 17 staff.
Natalie Brenner has joined FilmFour Ltd. as deputy head of international film sales.
British video sales rose 18% to 122.4 million units in 2001, powered by the DVD boom.
Miramax Films has picked up U.S rights to Pan Nalin's "Samsara," a spiritual romance set against the spectacular backdrop of the Himalayas.
"Shrek" spread the green around the entire video industry last year, racking up retail sales that sailed past "Titanic."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will bestow 21 scientific and technical achievement nods at the Sci-Tech Academy Awards, March 2 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.