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.
With a go-ahead from the WGA, Rainn Wilson will take on hosting duties for Film Independent's 2008 Spirit Awards.
Thailand's National Legislative Assembly passed the controversial Film Act on Thursday, replacing laws that have been in place largely unchanged since 1930.
Four leading Japanese multiplex operators -- T Joy, Tokyu Recreation, United Cinemas and Warner Mycal -- have agreed to cooperate in scheduling and digitalization, according to company sources.
Good morning and congratulations Oscar (and Daily Variety poll) winners... Nomination for the most excited man in the theatre went to Burt Lancaster who nearly did a full flip each time a "Marty"…
Chinese film authorities will allow the year-old Will Smith pic "The Pursuit of Happyness" to screen on Jan. 17 in what industry watchers say is a tactical move to refute the notion of a blanket ban…
Japan is set to be the country of honor at next year's MIP-TV (Apr 7-11, 2008) in Cannes.