Cinemas

Eros Media World Enters Saudi Arabian Market, Partners With Arabia Pictures Group

Indian media and entertainment company Eros Media World is entering the Saudi Arabian market via a partnership with Riyadh-headquartered Arabia Pictures Group (APG). APG, a content production outfit,…

Provocative Brazilian Film ‘Rule 34’ Wins the Top Prize at Locarno Film Festival

“Rule 34,” a challenging and sexually explicit film from Brazilian director Julia Murat, has emerged as the surprise winner of the Golden Leopard award at this year’s Locarno…

Sarajevo Film Festival Returns to Form as Launchpad for Local Talent

When the first edition of what would become the Sarajevo Film Festival was held in 1995, the Bosnian capital was in the final year of a devastating, four-year…

Locarno Competition Title ‘Matter Out of Place’ Looks at How We Dispose of Our Trash

In the mesmerizing and strangely beautiful documentary “Matter Out of Place,” which world premieres in International Competition at the Locarno Film Festival on Wednesday, Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter…

Where Are All the Blockbusters? Movie Theaters Brace for Slowdown After Bustling Summer

At Flix Brewhouse, a Texas-based luxury movie theater chain, chief revenue officer Chris Randleman is known as Mr. Sunshine. The past two years and change for the movie…

‘Moon Man’ Holds Off ‘Warriors of Future’ on Another Strong China Box Office Weekend

Chinese sci-fi comedy “Moon Man” held station at the top of the mainland China box office, albeit at a lower orbit. After ten days in cinemas its cumulative…

‘Hansan’ Holds Off ‘Emergency Declaration’ for Busy Korea Box Office Weekend

“Emergency Declaration,” a timely Korean-made action thriller, flew to an opening weekend of $6.5 million. But it was old-fashioned naval actioner “Hansan: Rising Dragon” that stayed afloat at…

Kevin Smith buys the NJ movie theater that inspired him as a kid

The 52-year-old Red Bank, New Jersey, native is purchasing the Atlantic Moviehouse in Atlantic Highlands.

Swiss Film Festivals Join Forces For Locarno PalaCinema Screening Series

10 Swiss film festivals with international standing are joining forces on a symbolically significant screening series to be held in Locarno’s PalaCinema multipurpose venue which is also known…

U.S. Streamers and Studios More Flexible in Engaging With European Producers – Locarno StepIN Takeaways

The rules of engagement between U.S. studios and streamers and European producers are starting to change. That was a key takeaway from the Locarno Film Festival’s StepIN think…

‘The Flash’ producer says Ezra Miller movie still on despite ‘Batgirl’ disaster

“All is well in Flash land,” producer says amid whispers $200M movie could be next DC title canned due to disturbing assault and grooming allegations leveled at star Ezra Miller.

Video Content Budgets Across Korea, India and Southeast Asia Set to Grow 15% to $12 Billion, MPA Report Forecasts

Video content budgets across Korea, India and Southeast Asia climbed 21% in 2021 to reach $10.4 billion. They are forecast to grow a further 15% to $12 billion…