THR travels to Chicago to visit R.S. Owens & Co., the makers of the Oscar statues. From casting the mold, polishing it up for future winners and plating it in copper then silver then an final coating in extra thick 24k gold.
High school drama Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo (The Kirishima Thing) won best picture and best director for Daihachi Yoshida at the 36th Japan Academy Prize on Friday, with other honors widely shared in a year featuring few critically acclaimed films. READ MORE
"Disconnect," the first feature directed by Henry-Alex Rubin, will open the 28th edition; meanwhile, six breakout actors including "The Intouchables" star Omar Sy will receive the Virtuoso Award. READ MORE
Britain's royals, Gerard Depardieu's citizenship, the Pussy Riot controversy, the Summer Olympics, as well as sex abuse and phone hacking scandals - those were some of the biggest industry stories of 2012 in Europe. READ MORE