Peter Bart: The Backlot
Michael Speier has been named managing editor of Variety and Daily Variety, it was announced by editor-in chief Peter Bart.
The long-mulled plans by South Korea's Pusan Film Festival to have a dedicated center with its own screening rooms has been greenlighted.
Claims that two unidentified major studio heads had decided to never work again with Mel Gibson were published Feb. 26 in the New York Times, a day after the paper issued a new policy vowing to crack…
Has "R" become a dirty letter for teen gross-out pics? Less than a year after Universal's "American Wedding" capped the 'American Pie" series with a solid $104 million domestic take, DreamWorks'…
Aussies bushfires ravage thousands of acres each summer, destroying homes and claiming the lives of people and animals. Southern Star is tapping into this dramatic milieu with "Fireflies," a 20-part…
The producers of a new Nigerian movie, "Deep Loss," to be released this month, are hoping the presence of a popular South African contestant from "Big Brother Africa" will help them break through to…
Negotiations between Actors' Equity and the League of American Theaters & Producers have taken an interesting turn.
No one would expect President Bush to embrace a film that sounds like a tribute to U.S. public enemy No. 1, who at last check, remains at large.
Broadway grosses inched up 2.1% to $15,060,670 during Week 39 (Feb. 16-22), with attendance up 7.8% to 233,364.
Don't look for Hollywood's most prolific auteur at the Oscars this year. Roger Corman, who in 1954 produced his first film, "Monster From the Ocean Floor," is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a…