“Chicago” is about murder, betrayal and manipulation. And it's the closest thing to a feel-good movie among this year's Oscar nominees for best picture. Some have described 2002 as a bit of a bummer…
Markets & Festivals
Ashley Judd will make her return to Broadway this fall as Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
To the Editor: This letter is in response to William Goldman's atrocious remarks concerning Martin Scorsese (“Crashing the party for poor Marty,” Feb. 3-9). If Goldman is sick of feeling guilty for…
To the Editor: With terrorism, war and other serious issues facing us it is hard to believe that independent film festivals are at all important, but they are. It is February 2003 and most of us…
Some buyers say they're waiting till Cannes, others say they don't have the money, but if the spate of sales activity on the market's eve is an indicator, this could be a lively AFM.
To the Editor: In your article about the WGA Award nominations (“Scribe tribe goes 'Bowling,'” Daily Variety, Feb. 7), I found the lack of coverage you gave to nominated writers of television scripts…
"Joe Millionaire" proved to be mega-money for Fox -- and the net is getting ready to cash in on him again. Less than a month after the net's second season of "American Idol" bowed to stunning…
The NATPE search committee, which was created to find a successor to the org's outgoing prexy-CEO, Bruce Johansen, has set March 7 as its deadline for all applicants.
CNN is getting back in touch with its roots. With the appointment of Philip Kent Tuesday as CEO of Turner Broadcasting and the recent naming of veteran insider Jim Walton as CEO of CNN, parent…
Academy Award-winning thesp Kathy Bates, Oscar-nommed for her perf in the Alexander Payne drama "About Schmidt," has signed with ICM for representation in all areas.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%