Local pics have made the greatest impact at the Gallic box office of late, driving a B.O. hike, but cash-rich distributors will nonetheless be busy shopping for international fare at Cannes.
Warner Bros.' "Lucky You" had the misfortune of opening opposite "Spider-Man 3" last weekend, but several other pics could share a similar fate in what could prove to be a very tough month for…
Italy's indie distributors will be treading cautiously in Cannes, despite a 22% year-on-year rise in local box office in the first quarter of 2007.
With local product increasing dramatically in quantity, availability of screens looks to be a growing problem for distribs of indie fare in Russia.
Whether via theatrical release, ancillary or newer media, going to market with an indie film is no day at the beach in Oz. The proliferation of niche product makes competition for screens tough. "It…
It's a good news, bad news scenario in Brazil. Indie distribs are benefiting from the country's overall theatrical market recovery and the continuous appreciation of the local currency against the…
The indie scene in Mexico is getting grim as more players are entering the field and a wave of local product is gearing up to fight for limited space.
Japan is the world's second-biggest film market, with a large and growing appetite for pics from around the world: Distribs released 821 titles in 2006, 404 of which were foreign, up from 375 in 2005.
The state-run giant China Film dominates distribution in the Chinese market, but there are signs that smaller niche players are starting to make their presence felt in what is a fast-growing industry.
Ending one of the longest-running actor-agent relationships in the movie business, Morgan Freeman has left WMA to sign with CAA.