When I first arrived in New York back in September 1949, fresh from the University of Texas, times were so tough that one had to have several "roommates" to make it from payday to payday.
When Gallic film mavens Luc Besson and Pierre-Ange Le Pogam decided to launch EuropaCorp in 2000, their vision was simple if ambitious. They wanted to make the kind of films they had grown up loving…
If there's a single mind behind the frenzied pacing, gonzo action and crackpot gags of "Taken," "Unleashed" and the three "Transporter" films, it clearly belongs to writer-producer Luc Besson.
Luc Besson set up Dog Prods. in 2001 to make his own commercials, but the company rapidly took on a life of its own. Today it represents more than 40 directors from around the world.
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" does appear to have taken a hit in a handful of foreign markets.
For a film series about an often silent but deadly chauffeur, EuropaCorp's "Transporter" trilogy might seem an unlikely breeding ground for new talent. The action-packed franchise has served as the…
Luc Besson took a bold step into the toon biz in 2006 with "Arthur and the Invisibles." Directed by Besson and produced by EuropaCorp, the animated feature stood apart from traditional French toons.
Digital 3-D continues to rev up in Europe as interest in acquiring local "stereo" pics looks to be building to a feeding frenzy.
Aussie filmmakers see it as a sign of revival that two Oz pics have been selected to play at Cannes: Jane Campion's "Bright Star" will unspool in competition, and Warwick Thornton's "Samson…
New Zealand's footprint on international filmmaking belies its pint-sized population of 4 million. "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy put the country on the production map, while international niche…
Luc Besson doesn't do ordinary. Digital Factory, his audio post-production complex in Normandy, is based in a 17th-century chateau nestled within its own private forest. It comes across more like a…