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RUSSIAN FILMMAKERS ANGRY OVER COUNTRY’S OSCAR SELECTION

October 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A move is underway in Russia to overhaul the committee that nominates the film to represent the country in the best foreign language competition at the annual Oscar race. It follows widespread controversy over the selection of Nikita Mikhalkov’s Burnt by the Sun: The Citadel, as this year’s entry despite the fact that the film […]

RUSSIA INVESTING MORE IN THEATERS THAN MOVIES

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With the Russian box office booming — especially for Hollywood films — the Russian government is earmarking a greater percentage of its investment in the film industry for the construction of new megaplexes rather than the production of new movies, Reuters reported on Monday. The wire service noted that attendance at Russian theaters increased 15.2 […]

NBC WINS OLYMPICS — THROUGH 2020

June 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a surprise announcement, the International Olympic Committee said today (Tuesday) that NBC has won U.S. rights to broadcast the next four Olympic Games. The network had been vying against Fox and ABC/ESPN and had been considered an unlikely prospect to win out. Its rivals had promised more live broadcasts, and NBC for the first […]

WORLD CUP ANNOUNCEMENT GETS HUGE COVERAGE — EXCEPT IN U.S.

December 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Television cameras from all over the world crammed into FIFA headquarters in Zurich Thursday to carry live the official announcement that Russia would host the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. In the U.S. only CNN carried the announcement live, although all networks mentioned it later in their newscasts — somewhat surprising given […]

RUSSIAN FILM INDUSTRY GROWING EXPONENTIALLY

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A new report indicates that the Russian film industry experienced astounding growth during 2009 and the first half of 2010 despite a downturn in the first half of 2009. The study by research firm Nevafilm for the European Audiovisual Observatory disclosed that movie theater admissions rose by 14 percent during the year, aided considerably by […]

FOREIGN BOX OFFICE HURTLES PAST DOMESTIC

June 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The summer box office may be down nearly 4 percent from a year ago domestically, but it is up 64 percent through May overseas, Daily Variety reported today (Wednesday), citing studio estimates. The statistic is even more impressive given the fact that many overseas currencies have declined against the dollar since the beginning of the […]