Focus Features has nabbed a slate financing deal worth some $200 million from Dresdner Kleinwort. Revolving credit facility, named Twins Financing, will cover 20-25 movies, potentially including all…
The resignation of the Czech Republic's culture minister, documaker Helena Trestikova, has given the week-old coalition government its first public tarnishing.
Mexican scribe Marina Stavenhagen is the new head of Mexico's government-run film institute Imcine, and the first femme to hold the post.
The Screen Actors Guild, which has a knack for attracting attention, has been unusually quiet in recent months amid an absence of the usual internal battles. Instead, the guild's going through a…
Will a slew of expanding Oscar nominees put the squeeze on new releases at the B.O. this weekend? With distributors fired up by their recently announced noms, pics including "Dreamgirls," "The…
Romania's "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" won BBC Four's fourth annual World Cinema award, which celebrates the year in foreign language filmmaking.
One of Italy's rare sleepers, contagiously upbeat "The Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio" is a rousing call to arms for world-music aficionados, with strong appeal to those who believe in the…
From the evidence on view in many films at Sundance, it isn't easy being a kid these days. On the other hand, it may be the best of times for child actors.
The popular human-interest story of a child prodigy becomes an engrossing meditation on truth, media exploitation and the value of art in "My Kid Could Paint That."
Boys will be boys in "Son of Rambow," where two British lads combine their imaginative and rebellious natures for a sweetly raucous adventure. Widely quoted comparisons to "Billy Elliot" and Tim…