"The Nightmare Before Christmas" director Henry Selick has been hired as supervising director of Vinton Studios. Selick has already begun work on Vinton's first high-budget CG short film, "Moongirl."
The 30th Seattle Intl. Film Festival winds down this week, wrapping up 25 days of movie-watching. B.O. figures already put ticket sales at 15% higher than previous years, in keeping with the fest's…
The 7th Shanghai Intl. Film Festival opened on Saturday with a bigger local lineup and a new prize to encourage Asian filmmakers.
Teve Partners, a subsidiary of Holland's Teve Media Group, has pacted with U.K. talkshow host Trisha Goddard to set up production outfit Town House Prods.
FremantleMedia has bought production company Blue Circle from its partner, RTL/Holland Media Group.
"Drowning Ghost," from Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom, has sold to eight countries after its Cannes unspooling, according to Denmark's Nordisk Film Intl. Sales.
TV and radio industry regulator David Flint quit Monday as chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Authority, effective July 2.
The sentencing of convicted felon Martha Stewart has been postponed by three weeks -- from June 17 to July 8 -- to give the harried homemaker's lawyers time to assemble a request for a new trial…
Fahrenheit 451, as we all should know by now, is the temperature at which paper burns. "Fahrenheit 9/11" is the temperature at which Ray Bradbury, author of classic sci-fi novel "Fahrenheit 451,"…
Just for Variety: Good morning, and goodbye Mr. President. I had spoken to Ronald Reagan from Burbank to Sacramento to Washington. He joked about everyone from Jack L. Warner to Nikita Khrushchev…
Chuck Dolan's Cablevision Systems has signed a deal that will add ESPN HD to Cablevision's lineup of 14 high-definition services.