Oscar noms yielded some healthy B.O. gains for a trio of best-pic contenders, but the weekend frame was dominated by another hot horror debut. Sony Screen Gems' "When a Stranger Calls" ruled the…
Both "Munich" and "Syriana" represent something of a watershed in the depictions of Arabs in Hollywood. The very aspect which has caused Steven Spielberg's first foray into the murky underbelly of…
Michael "Bully" Herbig, arguably Germany's top B.O. attraction, has revealed plans for his next project, due to hit theaters in summer 2007.
For awhile there, it seemed like the midlevel pic might be in need of protection under the Endangered Species Act.
What's good news for local filmmakers is bad news for TV, or so terrestrial webs are saying about the new Czech film tax. The law, being mulled by pols in the senate, would pump e10 million-e15…
Germany's movie industry is gearing up for the biggest Berlinale ever, but for the Berlin film community, it's a chance to show up the rest of the country.
Japan's total B.O. fell 6% to ¥198,160 million ($1.7 million) in 2005, while admissions dropped 5.7%, to 160 million, according to figures announced last week by the Motion Picture Producers Assn. of…
It was a big week for the gang at 5555 Melrose Ave., as Paramount closed its $1.6 billion DreamWorks deal, began a round of layoffs, fended off rumors (see stories, page 4 and 118) and, oh yes…
The Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam's VPRO Tiger Awards have gone to "Walking on the Wild Side," Han Jie's portrayal of troubled Chinese youth; Manuel Nieto Zas' Uruguayan slacker tale "The Dog Pound"…
The Back Lot: A curious change has taken place in the way people react to rumors: They actually believe them.