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  • European Film Promotion Sets Global Agenda for Continental Indies

    Networking. Audience outreach. Opening up new markets. They sound like key words in an MBA program catalog, but those are three of the mandates of European Film Promotion. Founded in 1997, EFP is an international web of orgs from 34 European countries...
  • Palm Springs Film Fest Opens With 'Belle'; Complete Program Announced

    "Belle," directed by Amma Asante, will open the Palm Springs Film Fest on Jan. 3 while Roger Michell's "Le Week-End" is the closing night film on Jan. 12. The desert fest will screen 77 premieres for a total of 187 films from 60 countries. "This year'...
  • New Zealand Increases Film, TV Subsidies

    HONG KONG - New Zealand is to increase its financial incentives for international and local films and expand the subsidy scheme for TV productions. The two main film funds will be merged into a new, larger and uncapped fund. The rebate on international...
  • ‘Hobbit’ star Luke Evans talks ‘Smaug’: ‘It’s better than the first one’

     
    Welsh actor Luke Evans has a penchant for larger-than-life characters. He has played Apollo in “Clash of the Titans” and […]...
  • Peter Jackson promises deeper characters, conflict for ‘Hobbit’ sequel

     
    Charting a course through Middle-earth can be nearly as taxing as surviving an international press tour for an end-of-year blockbuster. […]...
  • Asian Award Shows Seek Meaning, China Relevance

    HONG KONG - Asia's film award shows cannot agree on much. They disagree as to where Asia is and even on what counts as an Asian movie. But, significantly, they all include China in the mix. That's smart as that's where the money is. And how well the...
  • ‘The Hobbit’ premiere: Peter Jackson, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans talk Smaug

     
    Middle-Earth's denizens journeyed to Hollywood on Monday night for the world premiere of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the […]...
  • Film Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

    If "An Unexpected Journey" felt like nearly three hours' worth of throat clearing and beard stroking, the saga gets fully under way at last in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the similarly massive but far more purposeful second chapter in Peter...
  • Sundance Announces Midnight, New Frontier, Spotlight Films

    "The Guest," the latest effort from horror helmer Adam Wingard; "Killers," a Web-based serial-killer thriller from Indonesia's Mo Brothers; and "What We Do in the Shadows," a mock-doc collaboration between New Zealand-based directors Taika Waititi and...
  • "The Returned" Sails To Asia Following Its Intl. Emmy Win

    PARIS- Following its International Emmy win, "The Returned" has been snatched up across Asia, and is set to bow in Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. Zodiak Rights has sold the haunting supernatural drama to Thailand's True Vision Group, Hong-...
  • Peter Jackson Gets Nostalgic at 'Hobbit' Premiere

    Peter Jackson and New Line president Toby Emmerich were feeling a heavy dose of nostalgia at Monday night's premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at the Dolby Theatre. They both allowed that there was more than a passing similarity to 2002&#...
  • Dave Gibson Appointed NZFC Chief Executive

    SINGAPORE -- Producer, Dave Gibson has been appointed as the chief executive of the New Zealand Film Commission. He replaces Graeme Mason, who recently departed for Australia, and will start the new job from Jan 2014. The five year appointment was...