• Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:10:59 +0000
    Bollywood blockbuster breaks first day India box office collection record set by “Dhoom 3” in 2013.
  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:58:46 +0000
    Iconic comedian-actor-director receives inaugural 'Samurai Award' at Tokyo Festival.
  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:29:11 +0000
    Organizers of the Japan Content Showcase will next year return the market to dates that coincide with the main Tokyo International Film Festival.
  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:55:03 +0000
    Auteur portraits of fellow auteurs don't always make for illuminating films: The line between sincere mutual appreciation and smug mutual congratulation can be a fine one. Brazilian director Walter Salles, however, gets the balance just about right.
  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:55:20 +0000
    The lineup and configuration of the revived Cairo Film Festival is starting to shape up with a mix international and Arab films, including the world premiere of “Wall of Heroism,” by Mohamed Rady, a war pic shot in 1998 but never released for political reasons. “Heroism” is about the lead-up to and the events of... Read more »
  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:44:24 +0000
    Pan-Arab film distributor Empire Intl. will release Abu Dhabi fest opener “From A to B,” by Ali Mostafa, in the Middle East, starting on Jan. 1. Empire has a close rapport with “A to B” co-financer Image Nation, having successfully released Image Nation-produced chiller “Djinn,” by Tobe Hooper, in 2013. The Lebanese company sub-distributes for... Read more »
  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:31:45 +0000
    Abu Dhabi’s Image Nation is delving into documentary production with pics on strong societal topics, such as “Every Last Child,” pictured above, by U.K. director Tom Roberts, which examines efforts to fight the polio epidemic in Pakistan, where the Taliban have imposed a ban on the vaccine. “Child” is set to have its world premiere... Read more »
  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:19:54 +0000
    ABC has broken up with its new relationship comedy, “Manhattan Love Story,” canceling the sitcom created by Jeff Lowell after four episodes. The ABC Studios comedy, which focused on the inner monologues of characters who were embarking on a new relationship, is the first of the new fall shows to be canceled. “Love Story,” which aired... Read more »
  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:20:31 +0000
    FilmNation Entertainment has acquired film rights to Greg Mitchell’s book proposal for Berlin Wall drama “The Tunnels” and attached “Captain Phillips” director Paul Greengrass to helm. Mark Gordon (“The Messenger,” “Saving Private Ryan”) will produce the escape drama with FilmNation, which is continuing to amplify its production and financing activity on high-profile projects. “The Tunnels”... Read more »
  • Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:29 +0000
    Japan attempts to develop its own soft power in neighboring region
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