What to do when your personal crusade gets you arrested? Make a movie about it -- that's what Henry Bean did with "Noise," his amusing but marginal diatribe against aural assault in Manhattan.
After a fabulous 2006, when Japanese pics grabbed a 50% market share for the first time in 21 years, distribs of local product saw B.O. slide through the first eight months of 2007.
Latin American indie distributors are regrouping after suffering losses from the lack of TV support.
The Nordic region -- Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland -- is a tricky market. Even very successful local product can fail to cross over into neighboring countries.
In Russia's rapidly growing distribution market, top-level indie films -- with the right distributor and release strategy -- surpass or match Hollywood studio fare.
The Spanish market saw box office through September drop year-on-year by 1.6% to E458 million ($647 million).
After 10 years of unbroken growth, Korea's theatrical market has finally leveled off in 2007, causing furrowed brows among the nation's indie distributors.
"3:10 to Yuma" director James Mangold, along with thesps Ben Foster and Peter Fonda saddled up Tuesday for a Q&A session as part of Variety's screening series at the Arclight.
The world's longest running showcase devoted to film from Eastern Europe opens in Cottbus, Germany Nov. 6 with a competition slate of 10 features and a special focus on film from post-Yugoslav…
Tyro Polish helmer Slawomir Fabicki has won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival's New Cinema Network co-production mart for "Bonobo Jingo."
Projects from Gaspar Noe, Theo Angelopoulos and Michael Haneke are among those selected for production support from funding org Eurimages.