Berlin this go-round is not just about Hollywood movies in the main Competition like "The Good German" and "The Good Shepherd."
Things may be shaky back in Lebanon, but Berlin is proving surprisingly fruitful for the country's film execs. Execs from Beirut D.C., a local film collective, are in town to promote the beleaguered…
Last year, the Japanese biz pulled off what was thought to be mission impossible -- a majority market share.
Hollywood pics have dominated the conversation at the Japanese B.O. for so long -- they first took a majority share in Japan in 1975 -- that the Japanese biz had all but resigned itself to slipping…
Even as Tokyo electronics stores seemingly unveil flashy new flat-panel HDTV models on a weekly basis, conventional multiplexes are not preparing to shutter their doors. Instead, they are…
The pot has been raised in Japan's telecommunications poker game.
GreeneStreet Films Intl. has acquired John August's "The Nines" for international sale.
Rachida Saadi, one of the few femme film producers in Morocco, is directing her first movie, "The Road to Hope."
Guido Rud's Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks has taken worldwide sales rights outside Argentina to the "Big Chill"-ish "Regresados 82," from directorial duo Flavio Nardini and Cristian Bernard.
The imaginary world dreamed up by two youngsters in Katherine Paterson's coming-of-age classic has been realized imperfectly, but with intelligence and sensitivity nonetheless, in "Bridge to…