'The Brighton Miracle' set to be released before Rugby World Cup

Rugby Aug 16, 2019

'The Brighton Miracle' set to be released before Rugby World Cup

"The Brighton Miracle," a film based on Japan's exploits at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, is set to be released worldwide ahead of this year's tournament, a production source said Friday. Shot in Australia and Japan, and starring Temuera Morrison as former Japan coach Eddie ...

How to sell your film abroad

Film | Wide Angle Aug 15, 2019

How to sell your film abroad

by Mark Schilling

As a reviewer, reporter and programmer, I go to six or seven film festivals a year. This is nothing compared to some colleagues, who trudge the festival circuit in a never-ending loop, but it's enough to give me a heap of festival badges. My trip ...

Asia Pacific Aug 7, 2019

China boycotts Taiwan's movie awards

China's film regulator on Wednesday said it was suspending mainland Chinese movies and their personnel from participating in Taiwan's annual Golden Horse Awards this year, without giving a reason. The China Film Administration made the announcement in a statement on its official WeChat account. The move ...

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies at age 96

Entertainment News Jun 16, 2019

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies at age 96

Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known for his films, ...

Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata dies at age 84

Film May 27, 2019

Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata dies at age 84

Japanese film director Yasuo Furuhata, known for his work with the late actor Ken Takakura, died of pneumonia on May 20 in Tokyo, Toei Co. said Sunday. He was 84. After joining the film production company, Furuhata, a native of Nagano Prefecture, marked his debut ...