New way to beat the quota system in China: win top prize at the Shanghai Intl. Film Festival. China Film Group Corp. Saturday announced that it may give the winning film at next month's SIFF (June…
Goldie Hawn will star in and direct the comedy "Ashes to Ashes," which will also topline Kurt Russell. The couple arrived in Cannes on Sunday to talk up the film and to support Quentin Tarantino's…
Jordan's Royal Film Commission has confirmed that Kathryn Bigelow will lense "The Hurt Locker" in Jordan this summer. Iraq-set action drama follows the expoits of an elite American bomb disposal unit.
In what could be one of her first producing gigs sans former hubby Robert Rodriguez, producer Elizabeth Avellan ("Sin City," "Grindhouse") is in advanced talks with Spain's Drive Ent. and Chile's…
BVI has taken Spanish distribution rights to Michael Radford's Civil War romantic drama "La mula," sales agent Capricorn Ent. announced Sunday at Cannes.
Lebanese helmer Danielle Arbid may find that getting her film "A Lost Man" into Cannes' official selection was a piece of cake compared to getting it released in the Arab world. The steamy pic, which…
FilmSharks Intl. has licensed Turkish psychothriller "Shattered Soul" to MIG for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
It's still Spidey's world outside the U.S., as the third frame of "Spider-Man 3" dominated international moviegoing with $49.6 million at 15,850 playdates in 105 markets.
During the Nouvelle Vague's heyday, Gallic auteurs generally showed contempt for adapting anything approaching classic status. The tone was set by Francois Truffaut in his influential essay, "A…
Few film types are as iconic in French cinema as the gangster. Throughout the genre's heyday from the early '50s through the late '70s, Belmondo, Montand and Delon seemed to live with a gun in one…
France hasn't exactly laid out a welcome mat, but the Hollywood majors are greedily eyeing Gallic cinema's growing box office share -- and they are determined to own a piece of it.