| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:30 PM
"Night Flight," the Korean film that features in the Indie Power section of the Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival (HKIFF) this week, has also found itself a distributor in the territory.
Hong Kong and Macau rights to the Leesong Hee-il-directed film were...
| Mar 25, 2014
When I visited Berlin last summer to update my guidebook, I also scouted locations for a new TV show. I found the city as vibrant as ever -- with massive infrastructure projects in progress all around town. The cranes speckling the horizon in every...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Claudio Abbado, an Italian conductor whose wide-ranging mastery of symphonic and operatic repertory and attention to detail drew comparisons to more famous maestros Carlo Mario Giulini, Arturo Toscanini and Herbert von Karajan, has died. He was 80.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
RTL Group's German division, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, continues to perform solidly with the right mixture of hit scripted fare, both homegrown and imported, and hugely popular entertainment and formats.
In 2013, RTL's German channels, RTL...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
LONDON — It was a German-born Russian empress, Catherine the Great, who first annexed Crimea more than two centuries ago. Can another strong-willed German woman — who keeps a portrait of Catherine in her Berlin office as a symbol of...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Claudio Abbado, one of the most gifted and widely respected symphonic and operatic conductors of the latter half of the 20th Century, died Monday morning at his home in Bologna, Italy, after a long illness La Scala said. He was 80.
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Germs and detectives might not seem like they're connected. But their link, as a certain fictitious sleuth might say, is elementary.
In Thomas Goetz's fascinating and entertaining new page turner of a book, "The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle,...
| Jan 28, 2014
While Germany sits in the driver's seat of Europe's economy, it doesn't take a cultural backseat either. Here are a few of the latest developments:
Berlin is trying to finish construction of its new, 5 billion-euro (nearly $7 billion USD) airport:...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Frankfurt is a thriving financial center on the Main River that some Germans have taken to calling “Bankfurt,” but the locals take greater pride in their literary culture.
Among other things, the father of German letters, Johann Wolfgang von...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:30 AM
GOTEBORG - Doing one of the things it does best - tapping into original genre talent from the four corners of the globe - L.A-based XYZ Films has boarded "Party Animal," a werewolf pic from cult Norwegian genre scribe-helmer Patrik Syversen ("Hellfjord"),...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Austrian-born actor and director Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in "Judgment at Nuremberg," ha died. He was 83.
Schell's agent, Patricia Baumbauer,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Vertical Entertainment has taken North American rights to German box office and international sales hit "The Little Ghost."
Deal was inked with the pic's international sales agent ARRI Worldsales, which will be screening it at the European...