Exhibition

Creativity and Conviction Must Be Maintained as India’s Film Industry Becomes More Corporate, IFFI Panel Hears

The industrial and corporate structure of the Indian entertainment industry has evolved rapidly as global studios and multinational streaming firms have entered the market, creating significant contrasts and…

National Film Archive of India on Mission to Restore 5,000 Films

The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has undertaken the massive task of restoring 5,000 priceless classics of Indian cinema. The initiative is already bearing fruit with Satyajit…

‘Fast & Furious’ Movie ‘Fast X,’ Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’ Rev Up Turin Region’s Status as Location as Local Productions Travel the Festival Circuit

This year, the Turin region hosted two Hollywood blockbusters, Michael Mann’s “Ferrari” and Louis Leterrier’s “Fast X,” the 10th movie of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, as well…

India’s Viga Jostles With Sony and Amazon at Goa Festival’s Film Technology Exhibition

A roster of top international and Indian companies feature in a film technology exhibition at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa. Exhibitors include Sony, Canon, Hansa,…

Box Office: ‘Black Panther 2‘ Rules as Disney’s ‘Strange World’ Stumbles With $4.2 Million Opening Day

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” continued to rule over the Thanksgiving holiday box office. Faced with only token opposition, the superhero sequel picked up $10 million on Wednesday. The…

Cairo: Saudi Filmmakers Tout Public and Private Support for Burgeoning Biz, Look for ‘New Dialogue’ on Taboo Subjects

Just days before the curtain rises on the second edition of the Red Sea Film Festival, which takes place Dec. 1 – 10 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Saudi…

Mickey Zide, Longtime Producer and Exhibition Executive, Dies at 90

Mickey Zide, an exhibition and distribution specialist who later went into producing films including “Dirty Mary Crazy Larry,’ died Nov. 10 in La Quinta, Calif. of natural causes.…

‘The Waltons’ star Michael Learned ‘never slept’ with TV husband Ralph Waite

In 2019, it was reported that Learned and Waite “were in love” off-screen. However, the pair did not pursue a romance.

Pakistan’s ‘Joyland’ Can Still Qualify for the Oscars Despite Country’s Ban

Pakistan’s “Joyland” could still qualify for the upcoming Academy Awards for best international feature, despite being banned in its native country, which was announced on Nov. 12. The…

Intimate Queer Coming of Age Stories, Sci-Fi and the Supernatural: Ventana Sur’s Punto Genero Lineup

“The Marriage,” the feature-length fiction debut from Brazilian documentary filmmaker Maíra Bühler (“Let It Burn”), and a pair of intimate and revelatory queer films “The Way You See…

 ‘Saint Omer,’ ‘Close’ ‘Will-o’-the-Wisp’ Win Big at Seville

Strengthening its credentials in this year’s international feature film Oscar race where it represents France, Alice Diop’s “Saint Omer” edged Belgian’s Oscar entry “Close” for top honors, the Giraldillo…

Ahmad Abdalla’s ‘19B’ Explores Clash of Cultures in Cairo as City Modernizes

Egyptian helmer-writer Ahmad Abdalla, known for being part of the new wave of independent cinema in the Arab world with his early films “Heliopolis” (2009) and “Microphone” (2010),…