Monday, April 21, 2014

FAMED CHINESE DIRECTOR TO MAKE FILMS FOR THEATERS, INTERNET

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Chinese director Zhang Yimou, who staged the opening and closing ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and whose films include Raise the Red Lantern, Red Sorghum and Hero, has signed a deal to make movies for theaters and the Internet with Beijing-based Le Vision Pictures. The company is a unit of LeTV, a video […]

ZHANG YIMOU UNDER FIRE IN CHINA

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Zhang Yimou, one of China’s best-known directors — he staged the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 — is under investigation for violating China’s strict one-child-per-family rule and could face a fine of more than $26 million, according to state media news reports published today (Thursday). China’s People’s Daily said that Zhang had […]

BALE SAYS HE LIKED WORKING IN CHINA, BUT CHINA MAY VETO HIS RETURN

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Christian Bale said at the Berlin Festival on Monday that he had a “fantastic time” working with famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou on The Flowers of War and found working in an all-Chinese-language movie challenging. “I would have been very envious if anybody else had taken the part,” he told a news conference. The film […]

SPECIALTY FARE TOPPING WIDE RELEASES PER THEATER

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While the general box office turned out to be especially disappointing over the Christmas holiday weekend, so-called specialty fare did strong business in limited release. Opening on Christmas day, Warner Bros.’ 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close earned $70,518 at 6 theaters — or a solid $11,753 per theater. It was expected to boost […]

BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL SELECTS TWO OSCAR-CONTENDING FILMS

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, has been selected to make its international debut in February at the Berlin Film Festival, where it will screen out of competition, the festival announced today (Monday). The film, set in New York during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, is due […]