Box Office: ‘Hunger Games’ Rules Thanksgiving, ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ ‘Penguins’ Fall Short

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ was the clear choice among Thanksgiving moviegoers, but Katniss Everdeen didn’t leave much left over for “Horrible Bosses 2″ or “Penguins of Madagascar” to feast on. The futuristic adventure pulled in a massive $82.7 million over the five-day holiday and $56.9 million in its sophomore weekend. Unfortunately, Turkey… Read more »

Gokhan Tiryaki on Working with Palme d’Or Winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — Working with one of Turkey’s most eminent helmer/scribes, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, does not necessarily mean working with much of a budget. But, as cinematographer Gokhan Tiryaki put it at a conference on his filmmaking with Ceylan at Poland’s Camerimage fest, the director “works in the subliminal space.” Known for his explorations of… Read more »

Q&A: Turkish Culture Minister Omer Celik

Turkish Culture Minister Omer Celik was in Los Angeles during the American Film Market recently to tubthump his country’s tax incentives, soon to be implemented, for foreign producers as part of a push to take the film industry in Turkey to a new level in an upbeat year that has seen auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan… Read more »