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  • Crossborder Projects Spring from Sofa

    GDYNIA, Poland -- The first edition of the School of Film Agents, which seeks to develop ideas for strengthening the film biz in Eastern Europe, has spawned at least two crossborder projects, according to Nikolaj Nikitin, the training program's founder...
  • Is China Outgrowing Hollywood?

    In the past few years, Westerners have exulted in the country's box office boom, which included hefty grosses for major-studio films such as "Iron Man 3," "Pacific Rim" and "The Croods." With the liberalization of access to the market and a greater...
  • Jeff Shell's promotion to run Universal Pictures surprises Hollywood

     Jeff Shell's promotion to run Universal Pictures surprises Hollywood
    As a teenager Jeff Shell was determined to earn a spot on the elite basketball team at West Los Angeles' University High School. Despite being considered a long shot, he spent hours in his backyard practicing his jump shot and working on his moves until...
  • In L.A., trying to woo film business from L.A.

    In L.A., trying to woo film business from L.A.
    Standing next to a large flat-screen TV showing an image of a toucan, Claudia Trujillo was doing her best sales pitch, rattling off all the reasons to consider Costa Rica a prime film location. Costa Rica doesn't have a film incentive, she explained,...
  • Egyptian Media Biz Cautiously Optimistic

    ROME -- Calm returned to Cairo on Thursday after a night of dancing in the streets in Egypt and celebrations over the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who has been replaced by the chief justice of the constitutional court, Adli Mansour, sworn...
  • Film academy broadens ranks, diversity with 276 new invitees

    What do Jenny on the Block, a freshly minted studio exec and Machete have in common? They are all new invitees to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The academy announced Friday that it had invited 276 people to join its ranks, including...
  • L.A.'s mayor-elect aims to put Hollywood center stage

     L.A.'s mayor-elect aims to put Hollywood center stage
    In a closed-door meeting on the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot, a few dozen location scouts, agents, producers and studio executives gathered to discuss the state of L.A.'s hometown industry. Taking center stage: Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti....
  • BAFTA to launch 'Brits to Watch' screening series

    BAFTA to launch 'Brits to Watch' screening series
    The British are coming! To the attention of the U.S. film industry, that is. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Tuesday that it would launch “Brits to Watch: The Screenings,” a showcase of up-and-coming film talent...
  • After Hollywood outcry, Spring Street bike lanes lose some paint

    After Hollywood outcry, Spring Street bike lanes lose some paint
    The film industry and the Los Angeles bicycling community reached a compromise Wednesday on the future of a controversial, bright green bike lane in downtown Los Angeles. Under a motion passed by the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, what is...
  • 'Mundi,' 'Gun' and 'Inevitable' Stand Out in Madrid

    MADRID -- "Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box," "A Gun in Each Hand" and "Inevitable" proved standouts at this week's Madrid de Cine-Spanish Film Screenings, Spain's biggest annual film market for Spanish films whose industry announcements this year confirmed...
  • 'The Best Offer' tops Italy's David Awards

    ROME - Giuseppe Tornatore's art world thriller "The Best Offer," starring Geoffrey Rush, was the big winner at Italy's David Awards, scooping six of the top Italo film nods, including best picture, director, and music, composed by Ennio Morricone....
  • Natixis Coficine, Gate Media Tie Knot (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID -- It's official. Paris bank Natixis Coficine, Europe's biggest film lender, and Xavier Parache's Gate Media, a Barcelona-based film finance consultancy and packager, have pacted for Gate Media to represent Natixis Coficine in Spain and Latin...