Tsui Hark, his crew and cast have completed a three-week intensive diving course in preparation for the "Missing" shoot. Part of the romantic thriller will be filmed on ancient underwater ruins off…
Germany's box office looks likely to remain robust in view of this year's major tentpole pics, but local films may find it hard to match the success of homegrown fare released in 2006.
The U.K.'s indie distribution scene is in a state of corporate flux, although the underlying marketplace still seems robust. Some key players are reportedly in the process of changing hands (Momentum…
Whammied by piracy, Spain's cinema admissions plunged by 6 million to 121.7 million in 2006. "Piracy's the No. 1 enemy," says Tripictures VP Luis Ortiz. "If a film bows in any Spanish-speaking…
Graham King's Initial Entertainment Group and newly launched Continental Pictures have inked a second-look pact whereby Continental can finance pics that fall outside of King's deal with Warner Bros.
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.
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.
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…
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…