The astonishing success of the second Bratislava Film Festival, which ran Dec. 1-9, is just one sign that the Slovak entertainment industry is on an upswing. The 120 films on offer attracted 45,000…
Musicvideo helmer Tim Story will make his feature helming debut with MGM's "Barbershop," a laffer that will likely begin pre-production in January and may begin lensing as early as April.
Front Row, the cable pay per view movie service, has picked up nine pics from Pathe Distribution, including "The Blair Witch Project," "Chicken Run" and "Sleepy Hollow."
Former director Alfredo Joskowicz has been named the new head of Mexican film institute Imcine. He replaces Alejandro Pelayo at the state-funded agency that still co-produces most Mexican features…
The lack of a proper arthouse circuit is one of the biggest handicaps for the distribution of indie films in Britain. But there are signs that exhibitors are waking up to the problem.
The Lazarus of Hollywood movies in 2000, "Wonder Boys" has been revived in an act of good faith by Paramount, and as a stroke of sustaining good working relations between the studio and director…
Artist-helmer Lynn Hershman Leeson is helming "Tecknolust," with Youssef Vahabzadeh and Oscar Gubernati on board as producers. Pic, budgeted at $2 million and being shot with a high definition 24p…
Danny Aiello, Eric Bogosian, David Byrne, Willem Dafoe, Bridget Fonda, Daryl Hannah and Nick Nolte are slated to participate in BAMcinematek's Edward R. Pressman Retrospective, running Feb. 9-March…
Spain's only customized international mart for local films, the Spanish Film Screenings for Europe, pointed squarely to the main bane of local filmmaking this year: the lack of big new films to drive…
A gentle movie with a big emotional payoff, Kenneth Lonergan's "You Can Count on Me" could be considered a throwback to Oscar's favorites of years past such as "Secrets and Lies," "Tender Mercies"…
Pathe Pictures has been given the greenlight from the Film Council for another three years of Lottery franchise funding.