You know it's an off year for foreign-language films when the biggest box office success chirps more than speaks.
It's the holy grail for Euro producers, directors and sales companies. A U.S. distribution deal can mean a potential cash bonanza, access to the largest film-going market in the world, and, quite…
Release Date: Nov. 14 Distributor: Focus Features Prior Oscar winners: Benicio Del Toro (“Traffic”), Stephen Mirrione (editor, “Traffic”), Brigitte Broch (set decoration, “Moulin Rouge!”) Sean Penn…
Release date: June 6 Distributor: Newmarket Films Like the determined Maori girl who struggles against all odds to lead her people in “Whale Rider,” the film itself is a scrappy upstart in this…
Release date: Aug. 20 Distributor: Fox Searchlight Prior Oscar winners: Holly Hunter (“The Piano”) A melodrama about teenage girls careening out of control, “Thirteen” seized audiences at its 2003…
Launched in memoriam to Time Warner chairman Steven J. Ross and shepherded by summer resident Steven Spielberg, the Hamptons Intl. Film Festival has always tried to live up to the glitz and glamour…
Summer in the Hamptons may mean fun, sun and bumping into the Hilton sisters, but this fall's Hamptons Intl. Film Festival is about getting down to business.
They ankled, got axed or moved on. Where are they now? Variety caught up with a handful of execs who once loomed large in the indie world and are now flying the "consultant" banner while looking for…
Can you spell S-L-E-E-P-E-R? "Spellbound," the Oscar-nominated nonfiction nail-biter about National Spelling Bee contestants, is one of this year's indie success stories.
As head of distribution for Focus Features, Jack Foley abides by a steadfast strategy: "You better have the goods or you'll be lost for good." That's the predominant sentiment among indie distribs as…
Call them movie orphans. A number of films continue to get shelved, abandoned or dumped by some of the larger indie distributors.