Critic F.X. Feeney picks five fest circuit faves that are strong candidates for U.S. distribution.
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Will the indie world ever shake the bitter legacy of foreign-funded high fliers such as Carolco, Orion, Hemdale, et al.? Not if the guilds have anything to do with it.
When helmer Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" became the top story in the international film biz this past year, it did more than establish a box office high water mark for foreign-language…
Michael Fleming: Dish
After counting the hurdles that foreign films face in America, one can only say Mamma mia!
In another indication of increasing studio interest in developing subscription video services through homevideo operations, MGM has moved its pay-per-view business under home entertainment group…
In the world of low-budget filmmaking, few things come cheap or easy. The Edit Center in New York City is doing its best to help ease the pain. Founded in 1999 by indie editor Alan Oxman ("Welcome to…
What a difference a year makes. While just 12 months ago digital filmmaking was a novelty, this year everyone from Julie Delpy to the kid next door is making a digital feature.
As a plotline it's very familiar: A seasoned vet partners with a young, hip rookie and the resultant pairing is explosive, action-packed and profitable (hopefully).
They played in sleazy theaters on the bad side of town before the video industry and then the Internet co-opted the sexploitation biz. They had titles such as "Thar She Blows," "Daughters of the…