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“We do not have a motto per se,” explains Terry Lai, honorary chairman of Intercontinental Group Holding Limited (IGH), “but our philosophy has always been to be excellent within our moral and legal guidelines, and to always align our needs and wants with those we serve, whether it be the film producer or the movie viewer.” More »
Wang Changtian, president of China’s largest and fastest-growing private media entertainment company, Enlight Media, will be honored with the CineAsia Production & Filmmaker Award on Dec. 12 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. More »
New York City’s outer borough of Brooklyn continues to grow more “in,” thanks to a new and wholly unique media space for storytelling creation in our digital and technologically evolving era. More »
Stephen Frears’ best and most successful movies have gotten him thisclose to the Best Director Oscar—The Queen in 2006 and The Grifters in 1991—and these are indicative of the two different worlds in which he functions: the fact and the fiction. More »
“It’s a World War II story we’ve never seen before,” says writer-producer Grant Heslov about The Monuments Men, the Feb. 7 Columbia Pictures release directed by George Clooney, his longtime filmmaking partner. More »
Italian filmmakers over the years have depicted Rome in many ways, from tragic (Roberto Rossellini’s 1945 Rome: Open City) to a city gone euphoric (Matt Tyrnauer’s dazzling 2008 Valentino: The Last Emperor doc). More »
Even by industry standards, Nebraska has had a long gestation period. More »
The god of thunder is off to a booming start, with Disney and Marvel Studios' Thor: The Dark World surpassing pre-release tracking and breaking $100 million overseas in its first four days—and it's yet to be released in China, Japan and Italy. More »
Percival’s quest: ‘The Book Thief’ adapts best-seller about orphan girl in Nazi Germany who finds solace in reading
At the end of Markus Zusak’s young-adult novel The Book Thief, the story’s narrator, Death, wry, urbane and sporting a transparent cynicism in lieu of a black cloak, leaves his audience with a few parting words. More »
Twenty years ago, an Austin, Texas high school run by Richard Linklater in Dazed and Confused turned out a class of future stars that included Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Cole Hauser, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, Renée Zellweger, Anthony Rapp and, lest we forget in the role of a hunky hick, a 23-year-old Matthew McConaughey. More »
Lionsgate executive VP of distribution operations Mike Polydoros, who has had feet in both exhibition and distribution, now steps up at ShowEast as recipient of the 2013 Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award. More »
ShowEast’s Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award this year goes to Kyle Davies, president of worldwide distribution at Relativity Media. More »
Journey of a country priest: Malgoska Szumowska explores a Polish cleric’s struggle with 'In the Name of'
"Oh, it was easy!" So says Malgoska Szumowska about getting funding for her film In the Name of, the Film Movement release debuting on Oct. 30. More »
What is it about film festivals, whether giants like Cannes or Toronto or the more manageable, always dependable smaller boutique operations like the just-ended Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), that keeps them immune to the changes other entertainment and media sectors experience? More »
The 2013 holiday lineup brings both fantasy and action heroes (Katniss Everdeen, Thor, Bilbo Baggins, Jack Ryan) and real-life exemplars of courage (Nelson Mandela, the Monuments Men). And then there are the would-be heroes like Walter Mitty and Ron Burgundy. In all, the movies promise to “stay classy” this season. More »
Portrait of a struggling, stubborn folksinger in 1961 New York is a Coen Brothers triumph, and one of the year’s best films. More »
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