Turkish Box Office Strong Despite Summer’s Political Turmoil

Did terrorist bombings and an aborted coup affect box office in Turkey? Actually, those events have not had as strong an impact as one might think, especially not on Hollywood titles. After taking a more than 50% dip on the weekend of the July 15 coup attempt, moviegoing resumed rather rapidly. “Box office is back to… Read more »

5 Things Young Producers Abroad Have in Common

LOCARNO — Over Aug. 6-8, 16 production companies from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Israel and Turkey will meet at the Locarno Fest, in the Swiss Alps, to enjoy its glorious weather – if Saturday was anything to go by – multiple industry workshops and presentations and each other companies in an informal networking event, Match Me!… 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 »