Candidly calling the collapse of traditional distribution windows "the worst idea I have ever heard," writer-helmer M. Night Shyamalan is taking a public stand urging exhibs and studios to keep the…
Kindred Media Group has pacted with Solaris Entertainment to exec produce writer-director Ed Radtke's "Superheroes," marking the first time Kindred has put up production money for a film.
A monumental figure in Brazilian music receives an in-depth profile in "Maria Bethania: Music Is Perfume." Pic sticks to musical side of the best-known woman exponent of the 1970s movement known as…
Sony Pictures slid into the red last quarter as "Stealth" and other misfires came nowhere near matching Spidey's perf the year before. Studio posted a $59 million operating loss. Revenue dropped 17%…
Relentlessly bleak study of life on the East Durham coalfields of England makes Ken Loach pics look like teen comedies. Made by the politically inspired Amber Collective, "Shooting Magpies" walks the…
There's airport-novel fun in this earnestly overripe thriller about a rural British Columbian woman whose life unravels with the arrival of an old pal who has the hots for the woman's hubby. Pic's…
An Italian court has ruled that TV Internazionale violated the moral rights of director Fred Zinnemann when it broadcast the colorized version of his 1944 pic "The Seventh Cross."
Austrian docmaker Michael Glawogger's "Workingman's Death" has scooped the inaugural London Film Festival Grierson Award for feature-length doc showing at the fest.
Bac Films has acquired distrib rights in Gaul to John Cameron Mitchell's short "Shortbus." Pic was licensed by Hong Kong- and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films.
Despite calls from Washington to prove it is trying to stop "rampant" piracy, China insists it's made good progress in improving movie copyright protection since signing a joint antipiracy…
The fight against audiovisual piracy in Russia is proving slow and frustrating. As production facilities grow dramatically, authorities have been unwilling to set up enforcement of antipiracy laws.