Cinemagoing in Africa and the Middle East is rising sharply, according to Dodona Research. The U.K.-based cinema analysts predict that admissions in 2010 will be 40% higher than those in 2005.
Norwegian and Finnish pics are enjoying a bumper year at home this year.
Expanding its push into local-language pics, Twentieth Century Fox will produce helmer Andrew Lau's martial-arts film "Gold Bandits" in China.
"Babel," "The Departed," "Dreamgirls" and "Little Miss Sunshine" tied with seven noms each -- including the top feature award -- as the Broadcast Film Critics announced its nominees for the org's…
The Writers Guild of America West has tapped Robert Benton as the recipient of its Screen Laurel Award. Benton will be presented the kudo at the guild's Feb. 11 awards ceremony.
Since the birth of cinema, acting and visual effects have seemed to be in a tug of war, pulling movies in opposite directions. Actors give films their humanity and heart. Visual effects let the…
Digital backgrounds may not be as obvious as they once were, but improvements in technology have made background replacement into a safer, cheaper and more flexible substitute for real-life locations…
Nearly a century after D.W. Griffith's prime, visual f/x artists have finally caught up with the most impressive feat of classic Hollywood epics, the "cast of thousands" -- only now, crowd scenes…
Dimension Films has acquired distribution rights in North America, Australia and New Zealand to "Storm Warning," a genre thriller directed by Jamie Blanks ("Urban Legend"). Release date hasn't yet…
Marc Platt Prods. has upped Adam Siegel to prexy, where he'll oversee all of the shingle's film, TV and live theater projects. Siegel joined Platt Prods., which is based at Universal, after…
Hands-on experience in taking spectacular imagery from page to screen has propelled a group of visual effects supervisors from behind the computer screen right into the director's chair.