Italo film buffs are so happy Nanni Moretti is back as topper of the Turin Film Festival that they're starting to compare the helmer and his small cutting-edge fest to Robert Redford and Sundance.
Bob Shaye held the spotlight here on Jan. 23 -- Shaye the filmmaker, not the "suit," that is. The evening offered its share of surprises. For one thing, "The Last Mimzy," the movie directed by the…
Zoe Cassavetes' Sundance-competing debut feature "Broken English" was partly shot in France and features some well-known Gallic thesps, but, predictably, it doesn't have a cent of French money in it.
Despite expectations that M. Night Shyamalan will be engaging James Cameron in a battle of avatars, the director wants to first wage a battle between man vs. nature.
Spain's uphill battle against piracy is getting steeper. The reason: small modem-like boxes, with remote controls and a computer USB plugs. Sold in department stores, they sport names like Best Buy's…
It may yet prove a blip, but Czech exhibs, like those in France, are cautiously celebrating the return of auds following a report of the best B.O. numbers since 2004, when ticket prices were nearly…
London Eye: Long considered the most parochial of the Hollywood studios, Paramount Pictures has finally acknowledged that there's a big world out there, and it's determined to grab its share.
For every Sundance success story like Jonathan Dayton or Garth Jennings, there are dozens of Andrew Wagners. Helmer came to Sundance in 2004 with a critical and fan fave, "The Talent Given Us," a…
Following three consecutive years of decreases in admission and B.O., execs are hoping local pics can increase their 11% market share in 2007.
The effects guys made Jennifer Connelly cry. During the Visual Effects Society's Jan. 13 Show and Tell confab, visual effects supervisor Jeff Okun showed before-and-after versions of one of the…
Borat has landed in the most unlikely of places: Asia. "There are certainly many elements in the film that were risky," says Janice Tay, Fox regional marketing director for Asia Pacific.
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