2007 review: Hollywood looks for local heroes

 

These are dynamic times for Hollywood's overseas business. The studios' international infrastructure is evolving to accommodate a trend that has been around for years and is poised to explode.

By the end of 2007, local-language releases such as The Orphanage (El Orfanato) in Spain, Saawariya in India and Dororo in Japan will each figure among the biggest success stories of the past 12 months in their native territories.

In each case, a major studio has played an integral part in the production process. As Warner Bros' enduring relationship with Village Roadshow in Australia and Universal's association with the UK's Working Title show, Hollywood realised the potential benefits of local-language partnerships decades ago.

(Source: Screen Daily)


Film Business, Hollywood, International Cinema


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