Seoul (AFP) - Asia's most influential film festival kicks off Thursday in the South Korean port city of Busan, celebrating its 20th anniversary at a time of growing regional clout in the global movie market.
The last time comedian and radio personality Adam Carolla tried to get funding for a film, it didn’t end well. He took meetings at studio after studio, but had no luck selling his 2007 project, “The Hammer.” This time around, he’s trying something new. In July, Carolla launched a campaign to raise $1 million for his next film, “Road Hard,” using the crowdfunding website, FundAnything. Less than 30 days later, he had topped his goal with more than 10,000 contributions and counting. He’s got enough to make the new film, which he’s also starring in. Not bad for 30 days work.
Los Angeles (AFP) - The American Film Institute kicks off its annual festival on Thursday with a handful of hotly-anticipated world premieres as Hollywood's awards season picks up pace in the run-up to the Oscars.
Los Angeles (AFP) - Hollywood's annual awards season may be months away yet, but for many the race for Oscars gold has already started, with strong contenders emerging from key film festivals this month.