Metrodome Distribution has handed back U.K. rights on Nick Broomfield's Iraq drama-doc "Battle for Haditha" to sales agent Hanway Films.
French culture and communications minister Christine Albanel has said that Patrick de Carolis, chairman of national pubcaster France Televisions "has my full support." Media speculation has mounted…
France's Canal Plus is about to complete a deal for a majority stake in German producer-distrib Kinowelt, still one of Germany's big names in film and rebounding with strong growth after a rough…
The challenges facing the film industry in the digital era will be the focus of the Berlinale's Keynotes forum on Feb. 12, which runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the historic Kaisersaal on Potsdamer…
Hollywood is poised to reap richly from Europe's fat pre-Christmas frame even though Yank heavyweights including "I Am Legend," "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," "Enchanted," and "Bee Movie" are…
German pubcaster ZDF fired versatile talkshow host Andrea Kiewel on Friday after it emerged she had a PR contract with a weight-loss company that she repeatedly plugged on air.
The notoriously narrow time gap between the Rome and Venice film festivals is getting tighter. Rome is abandoning its customary mid-October start in favor of a Oct. 2 kickoff for its 2008 edition, in…
They're fighting over everything else under the sun, so it should come as no surprise that WGA and AMPTP produced dueling surveys on Thursday to show that America backs the scribes, or America could…
Europe's leading paybox BSkyB is to beef up its download movie service following new agreements with Paramount and Warner Bros.
Thailand's outgoing prime minister stepped into the debate over bribery at the Bangkok Film Festival (Daily Variety, Dec. 19) before the election this past weekend.
The National Endowment for the Arts will launch an initiative to support the development and production of new plays, to be administered by D.C.'s Arena Stage.