Hollywood openers contend with a multitude of strong local Christmas titles in a packed pre-holiday frame at the European box office.
Manoel de Oliveira's romantic drama "Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl" is among 12 pics to share Euros 4.38 million ($6.1 million) handed out by European funding org Eurimages.
North African cinema proved the big winner as the 5th Dubai Intl. Film Fest wrapped Thursday, with Franco-Algerian co-production "Masquerades" winning the Muhr Award for best film.
Spain's foreign-language Oscar contender, "The Blind Sunflowers" helmed by vet Jose Luis Cuerda, has nabbed 15 nominations for the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 23rd Goya…
Gallic sales shingle Roissy Films has inked a U.S. deal for its arthouse docu "The Beaches of Agnes," a self-portrait by 80-year-old French auteur Agnes Varda.
Staking out its turf as one of Portugal's most powerful indie distribs, new Lisbon outfit VC Multimedia has acquired all Portuguese rights to "Woodstock," "Ondine" and "Five Minutes From Heaven."
"Valkyrie" co-writer and producer Christopher McQuarrie is fast becoming a go-to guy for Tom Cruise. The scribe is now working on three post-"Valkyrie" projects designed as potential star vehicles…
There's been another change in the "Hornet" nest: Stephen Chow has dropped out as director of "The Green Hornet" but will still play Kato in Columbia Pictures' latest bid to get the crimefighter to…
Japan's foreign-language Oscar hopeful, Yojiro Takita's "Departures," an offbeat drama set in the funeral biz, has scooped the most nominations, 13, for the Japan Academy Awards, including picture…
Dutch helmer Renzo Martens may be a prankster, a genius or a fool when he tries to persuade Congolese locals they should turn their poverty into a commodity. But that's the gist of his provocative…
As the holidays approach, they mean one thing to a lot of exhausted actors and filmmakers: A chance to rest after Phase One of a grueling awards campaign.