Alan Braverman, previously exec VP-general counsel at ABC and Disney's deputy general counsel, will succeed the ankling Lou Meisinger as the Mouse's exec VP-general counsel.
BBC Films will join Catch 23 Entertainment to turn the acclaimed six-hour BBC miniseries "Edge of Darkness" into a feature that will be written by Andrew Bovell and directed by Martin Campbell.
I've been a voting Academy (Executive Branch) member for more than 25 years and I've observed some of its rules from ridiculous to really ridiculous.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences wants to honor Peter O'Toole, but he's not sure he wants to be saluted.
Peter Hedges, who wrote and directed the Sundance Film Festival hit "Pieces of April," has been hired by Fox 2000 to adapt the fashionista comedy "The Devil Wears Prada."
If the purpose of language is simply communication, then Americans do it better than any other people in the English-speaking world.
The 75th-anniversary commemorative Oscar poster, designed by Alex Swart, was unveiled Tuesday. It is available for purchase on www.oscars.org through April 7.
Voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences must return their completed Oscar nominating ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. today. Ballots received after the deadline are…
Contrary to Larry Deutchman's contention (Letter to the Editor, Jan. 7), on-screen smoking does kill people.
Variety can relax: That sound you heard was not the crack of a rice bowl breaking.