Japanese toons -- known commonly as anime -- have conquered the world several times over, while long dominating the domestic market. In 2006, four of the 10 top-grossing Japanese pics were toons…
Germany's turbulent history is turning out to be a treasure-trove for Teutonic filmmakers born long after World War II. Now, a new gold rush to exploit the improbable commercial success of dramas set…
After decades of attitudes ranging from indifference to outright hostility, the Japanese government has finally decided to assist its film industry.
Rinko Kikuchi, Mika Ninagawa, Makoto Shinkai, Anna Tsuchiya, Riko Narumi.
Despite Sofia Coppola's popularity in Japan after "The Virgin Suicides," Kanae Rai, executive vice president of independent theater Cinema Rise, knew that success for the director's Tokyo-set…
"The Edge of Heaven," "Nothing but Ghosts," "To the Limit," "And Along Come Tourists."
Germany's big-budget TV "event film" miniseries have had a remarkable run in recent years. Reliably pulling in up to 12 million viewers for three- and four-hour films sliced into two or three parts…
They're both on the wrong side of 40, yet Maria Furtwangler and Veronica Ferres have emerged as the most reliable ratings queens on German television, each drawing top numbers for every film or…
For Senator Entertainment and Kinowelt, both the good times and bad have been far more palpable than to any other domestic players in recent memory.
While Teutonic filmmakers have always been eager to partner with foreign producers, beefed-up government support could make international collaborations more attractive than ever.
Yolanda Denise King, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest child who pursued her father's dream of racial harmony through acting and motivational speaking died Tuesday, May 16 in Santa Monica…