Attracting film production is an ongoing competition. Incentives, a rarity in years past, have now become the rule rather than the exception, and each state strives to implement better tax credits…
Live-action fantasy "Kitaro," based on the iconic Shigeru Mizuki comic, has set a B.O. record for distrib Shochiku in its first week of release.
Bollywood drama "Life in a Metro" will receive a simultaneous release Friday in theaters around the globe and online.
Amy Smart will topline indie swing dancing project "Love N' Dancing" opposite Tom Malloy with Robert Iscove ("She's All That") directing.
In a notable transatlantic pact, burgeoning U.K. digital distribution firm Arts Alliance Media has acquired Gotham-based Hart Sharp Video, the distrib best known for "Super Size Me."
Leading Thai distrib Sahamongkolfilm will reopen international sales to big-budget actioner "Ong bak 2" a year after the Weinstein Co. took the rights off the table.
Wind Dancer Films has launched production on a trio of pics from its development fund -- thrillers "Crescendo" and "House of War" and family adventure comedy "Motel Galileo."
"The Incredible Hulk" will be matched against the oversized adversary Abomination, and Tim Roth will play the villain's alter ego, Emil Blonsky.
Russian director Pavel Medvedev won top prize at the Oberhausen short film fest for "On the Third Planet From the Sun."
Fortissimo Films has snapped up worldwide sales rights outside North and South America to "Bad Habits," screen in Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Film Agency for Wales has announced funding totaling £800,000 ($1.6 million) toward four films including "Human Traffic" helmer Justin Kerrigan's coming of age drama "I Know You Know."