Maeva Gatineau has been promoted to VP of acquisitions for Miramax Films. Gatineau, who has been working out of Miramax's U.K. office for the past four years, will continue to oversee European…
Variety's 10 Producers to Watch were feted Monday at the Variety Pavilion at a festive cocktail hour. Four of the honorees were on hand to receive plaques from Variety publisher Charlie Koones.
Wadding into ever-expanding territory, the Variety Cannes Conference Series 2001 panel 'International Partners: 3 Co-production Case Studies' drew a range of international experts to the Variety…
It's not easy to be a producer. You need good projects, strong connections, tenacity and lots of money.
At Variety's "Worldwide Marketing and Distribution" sesh Monday, a panel of international heavy-hitters mulled the challenges of territories' varied tastes, the rising costs of Internet marketing and…
Director Gus Van Sant is reteaming with his "Good Will Hunting" star Matt Damon to shoot a low-budget movie, provisionally titled "Jerry," which will be sold internationally by FilmFour Intl.
Former Trimark Pictures founder, chairman and CEO Mark Amin has launched Sobini Films, a production shingle designed to independently finance and produce specialized and mainstream pics. Outfit has a…
Korean conglom Samsung is fully financing a hugely ambitious, technologically groundbreaking animated movie, "Skyquest," which is likely to become the most expensive Korean film ever made.
Intermedia has added Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Prods. to its stable of producers, staking the company to a first-look deal. The relationship resulted from Intermedia's involvement in the upcoming…
WMA Independent's Cassian Elwes, Rena Ronson and Shaun Redick have secured financing for director-d.p. Dan Mintz and producer-writer Jeff Ritchie's "American Crime."
French minimajor MK2 has sold Michael Haneke's Cannes competition pic "The Piano Teacher" to a handful of territories: Japan (Nippon Herald), Israel (Shoval Film), Taiwan (Central Motion Pictures)…