Buena Vista Intl.'s "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" should propel 2006 foreign B.O. past last year's $7.9 billion for pics from Hollywood's major studios.
They were supposed to conquer Hollywood. But 10 years after their promising bows, upstart filmmakers David O. Russell, David Fincher, Paul Thomas Ander-son and Spike Jonze aren't generating as many…
Sumner Redstone's Aug. 22 revelation that Paramount was parting ways with Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner immediately caused those close to the deal to ask: Who's in charge over there?
Young Russian producer Roman Borisevich is carving out a niche in territory's production world. Following worldwide critical success of 2003's "Roads to Koktebel," pic's directors Boris Khlebnikov…
London Eye: Slumped beside the pool at the Hotel des Bains in Venice, Dutch producer San Fu Maltha has the exhausted air of a man who has achieved the impossible, but still isn't sure at what cost.
Like peanut butter and chocolate, two TV taste treats -- the fish out of water, and the therapist/advice columnist who can't follow her own advice -- get jumbled together in one bland confection that…
Being located a short physical and cultural distance from the world's second-largest film market has its advantages.
Talk about uncanny timing. A special screening of Jacques Tati's 1967 "Playtime" at the Telluride Film Festival last week was disrupted by the incursion of a skunk. Darting underneath the seats of…
In a surprising choice that stunned many at the Lido, the Venice Film Festival awarded the Golden Lion to Chinese helmer Jia Zhangke's "Still Life," a doculike depiction of the pains of dislocation…
The Oscar season was in full swing on Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival as a bevy of titles vied for early front-runner status in the kudos race.
The Toronto Film Fest has its first notable buy, as MGM has scooped up North American rights to Werner Herzog Vietnam pic "Rescue Dawn" ahead of its world preem Saturday night.