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.
New York is back in the TV and movie business. Mayor Rudy Giuliani's Office of Theater, Film & Broadcasting will allow crews to resume shooting in Manhattan today, for the first time since the Sept…
Screen Actors Guild presidential candidate Melissa Gilbert has blasted rival Valerie Harper as being unrealistic about the runaway production issue.
Claire Clouzot has been appointed artistic director of the Cannes Intl. Film Festival's Critics Week sidebar, replacing Jose Maria Riba.
Namur is gearing up to host the 16th Intl. French Film Fest, which opens Friday and runs through Oct. 5. The market for Francophone product is diverse, as around 50 countries, from Canada and…
Pathe has suspended its Nov. 28 French release of Andrew Davis' "Collateral Damage."
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