Territory Focus: China
China has been emerging as an exciting international partner. But with its government putting co-productions under scrutiny, could that be about to change? Liz Shackleton reports
As a growing part of the global visual-effects industry, China offers more than low costs and outsourcing. Liz Shackleton reports
Local films are losing ground to Hollywood imports at the Chinese box office. Liz Shackleton explores how China’s production sector, still in a relatively early stage of development, is approaching the marketplace
Focus: Australia & New Zealand
Lucrative, stable and sophisticated - it’s no surprise the Australia and New Zealand market is drawing foreign investors. Sandy George reports
Studio shoots may have slowed but Australia’s hot film-making talent and incentives are ensuring the territory is a sought-after international partner. By Sandy George
Renowned for its facilities, locations and film-making skill, New Zealand is a major international draw. And its inward investment success is benefiting local production. Sandy George reports
Baz Luhrmann’s Cannes opener The Great Gatsby is his first film in 3D. Will it continue the director’s upward trajectory at the global box office? Ian Sandwell reports.
Is resurrecting a horror brand a sure-fire way of scaring up box office around the world? Ian Sandwell reports
With huge growth in 2012, China finally became the second biggest theatrical market in the world, behind the US. Ian Sandwell charts its rise and explores the five highest-grossing international territories last year.
It began with a lucky calamity. Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis originally came together to work on Bait, a movie backed by Spanish money that was set up at Lionsgate. When that fell apart, the two creative forces got talking about making something else.
Spotlight on International Projects
Andreas Wiseman talks to director David Mackenzie, actor Jack O’Connell and producer Gillian Berrie about new prison-drama Starred Up, which Independent will be shopping in Cannes.