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.
Army Archerd - Just For Variety
To the Editor: Martha Lauzen writes that men “wrote and created eight out of 10 situation comedies and dramas on primetime television last year” (letter, Daily Variety, June 23). It’s clear that her…
To the Editor: Talk about “bringing business back to California!” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s expertise, if any, is the movie industry. It would be very interesting if Arnold could put on his large…
Chuck Tatham, co-executive producer of ABC sitcom “Less Than Perfect,” sees one possible outcome of Rush Limbaugh’s debut this week as an NFL Countdown studio analyst on ESPN. CONFIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM…
Adam Dawtrey: London Eye
Noises Off: It might not be unusual for a musical to be adapted from a comic book. But the new musical "!Hero" is itself the inspiration for a comic book and a graphic novel.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Oscars: With Historic ‘Moonlight’ Win, the Academy Embraces Empathy Over Escapism
- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
- ‘La La Land’ Makes Damien Chazelle Youngest Best Director Winner in Oscars History