To the Editor: The editorial “Butt Out” (Daily Variety, Sept. 3) asserts that “evidence of a cause-and-effect relationship between young viewers and what is onscreen is not compelling.” Why isn’t it…
To the Editor: The continuing poison of self-interest expressed through your short-sighted editorial “Butt Out” is not only alarming, it is dangerous. There is simply no excuse for the pervasive…
Someone once said, “If I made all the movies I turned down and passed on all the movies I made I’d have had the same number of hits and flops.” Whoever he was surely had his tongue in his cheek, but…
Peter Bart -- The Backlot
The 60th Venice fest was thoroughly saturated in celluloid sex -- even without a single sizzler from Scandinavia.
After two years on the sidelines sorting out its corporate future, lottery franchise DNA Films is finally ready to get back in the production game with its new partner Fox Searchlight.
Matt Wolf -- Strands
Fresh from tackling the high seas with Russell Crowe on "Master and Commander," director Peter Weir is negotiating to direct a WWII epic for Paramount and producers Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner.