Gotham-based production and financing company the Shooting Gallery, the banner behind such indies as "Sling Blade," is close to inking a domestic theatrical distribution pact with Universal Pictures.
The final details are falling into place for the Broadway run of "Amadeus," Peter Shaffer's Tony and Oscar winner. The White Way producing team for the Peter Hall-helmed revival comprises Kim Poster…
German telco Deutsche Telekom is in advanced negotiations to take a stake in the U.S. online provider AOL, according to a report in Tuesday's issue of German financial daily Handelsblatt.
MGM has struck a deal with Kurt Wimmer, who scripted the studio's upcoming release "The Thomas Crown Affair," to pen the actioner "Isotope."
Moscow's 21st Film Fest opened Monday at the Pushkinsky to congratulations from Russian Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin, who promised long-term support for the event.
Director John Frankenheimer has inked a four-picture deal with Miramax Films. Under the pact, the veteran helmer will make pics for both Miramax and sister company Dimension Films.
As soon as the Primetime Emmy Award nominees are announced Thursday morning, Variety.com will e-mail the list to people who have visited the site and signed up for the free e-mail service.
Revenues from theatrical distribution were up over 80% for the first half of the year for Kinowelt Medien, mirroring the huge growth of the company's share of the local box office.
Universal Pictures has upped Deborah Johnson to VP, physical production.
Last weekend's Kennedy family tragedy has overshadowed the entertainment fare offered by the networks over the past week.
In one of the first instances of a German distributor investing in a Hollywood sales and production entity, Cologne-based Splendid Group has taken a 49% stake in Initial Entertainment Group.