The Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan (Eiren) has selected "Hula Girls" as its nomination for foreign-language Oscar.
Promotional agency Film London has received £88,509 ($166,246) toward its Microwave Training Program from Skillset, the U.K. government-backed training org for the audiovisual industries.
For years, the New York Times ran reviews of every film that appeared in the New York Film Festival. But the Gray Lady is changing its tune. For the first time, the paper will not publish critics'…
Derek Cianfrance's screenplay "Blue Valentine" nabbed the 2006 Chrysler Film Project kudos Monday at the Independent Feature Project's opening ceremony for Independent Film Week.
With summer tentpoles receding in international markets, a quartet of local films has goosed key foreign territories during their launch frames. "The Banquet," loosely based on "Hamlet" and starring…
It's a war of words, and colors, as Image Entertainment and Lionsgate gird for battle ahead of Image's annual shareholder meeting Oct. 10. Handing in the white proxy card supports current management.
In a weak year for Iranian cinema, Fazil Bayram's privately produced "Have You Another Apple?" drew attention as the only Iranian film in Venice (there were none in Cannes.) A cross between social…
Casting former Russian rock star Pyotr Mamonov as a gaunt, scraggly bearded monk who works miracles by the icy White Sea, punchy helmer Pavel Lounguine ("Taxi Blues," "The Wedding") surprises…
Chris Kraus' "Four Minutes" (Vier Minuten), about an elderly piano teacher who trains a talented young convict at a women's penitentiary, has seen brisk business following its screening at the…
The upcoming edition of the Gijon Film Festival, Spain's edgiest major fest, will honor U.S. indie icon Larry Clark ("Ken Park"); Bruno Dumont ("Flanders"), this year's Cannes Special Jury Prize…
Again finding reflection of moral and political issues in the minidramas of everyday Israeli youth, Eytan Fox delivers another involving tale in "The Bubble." Pic should follow their path to wide…