After a mid-decade boom, Korean cinema has slowed down as it faces the after-effects of a burst bubble in film finance. The scale of local production dropped sharply in 2007, with midsize films in…
Indie helmer Michael Almereyda will receive the 2008 Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant to develop his sci-fi project "The Stanley Milgram Project."
An ostensibly nonfiction companion piece to "The Da Vinci Code," "Bloodline" jumps all too eagerly to conclusions that, as it never tires of reminding us, could rattle the very foundations of modern…
Warner Bros. tentpole "Speed Racer" gets the green light this weekend but may very well finish behind the second week of "Iron Man."
Based strictly on the strong numbers, a casual observer may be perplexed by the levels of disquiet in so many Gallic cinema circles -- but an industry insider report has created some controversy.
Germany's indie film biz is bustling as major domestic players launch new production and distribution arms, and foreign players move in to take over leading local companies.
In Italy, the first quarter of 2008 saw an unprecedented six local pics in the top 10 despite a 7% box office drop. That means Italian producers are quite happy, while buyers are going to Cannes with…
Afro-Cuban dance music master Cachao, aka Israel Lopez, died in March at age 89, turning this docu's premiere into a memorial as well as a celebration.
As February's Berlin indicated, Spanish indie distributors have returned to the purchasing table, but cautiously. Times remain tough for distribution, hit by rampant piracy and meager TV sales.
Japan is the world's second-largest film market, with a total B.O. in 2007 of $1.98 billion on 163.2 million admissions. Also, the Japanese biz released 407 theatrical titles last year, out of a…
Being Sudanese and a former child soldier, Emmanuel Jal has many tales to tell, each one more horrific than the last.