Variety Staff

A Milos Mishap


Though Milos Forman won’t direct Harrison Ford in a remake of “Dodsworth” until 1996, Forman will now have plenty of time to perfect the script being done by Alfred Uhry (“Driving Miss Daisy”)…

Count On Solid British Presence


With Michael Winterbottom’s eagerly awaited “Butterfly Kiss” in competition and Peter Chelsom’s comedy “Funny Bones” (a Sundance preem) leading the trio in Panorama, Brit filmmaking is solidly repped…

“Blue” “Smoke” In Berlin


Among the highlights at this year’s Berlinale will be the follow-up project, or rather, projects from “Joy Luck Club” director Wayne Wang. Wang’s newest effort, “Smoke,” is in Competition at Berlin…

Leave The Driving To U.S.


While many Americans see the battle for a single industry standard in digital videodisc technology as a rerun of the 1970s war over videocassette standards – a war that Sony’s Betamax eventually lost…

Cannes Queen


French film actress Jeanne Moreau will preside over the jury of the 48th Cannes Film Festival, Cannes organizers announced Feb. 3. Moreau, 66, famous for the emotional depth she gave characters in…

Directors With Seasoning


“Veteran helmers” is the Hollywood euphemism for those enfants terribles who are neither enfants nor terribles any longer. They never quite made it to the A list, but their fees are high, they’re not…

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