Off just an e-mail pitch from an unknown French screenwriter, producer Larry Thompson ("And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story") has locked up the film and TV rights to Internet thriller…
Michael Caine will join Kate Winslet, Geoffrey Rush and Joaquin Phoenix in the Philip Kaufman-directed "Quills" for Fox Searchlight.
Warner Home Video, the first Hollywood studio to enter the world of Chinese homevideo, is looking to make a push for DVD in China this year.
In a move that reflects the tenuous state of network-affil relations -- and possibly the budget crunch hitting all the webs -- ABC has made a last-minute decision to pare back next month's affil…
FilmFour, the movie arm of the U.K.'s Channel 4, has appointed Mark Rudolph deputy chief executive.
Fox Entertainment Group's net profit plummeted 89% to $8 million in the March quarter on 4.4% lower revenues of $1.7 billion, Fox said Wednesday, as earnings came back down to earth from last year's…
Noel Archambault, a pioneering large-format camera operator-stereographer who was killed last year in an aircraft crash while filming "Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage" (Daily Variety, July 2), will…
Polite applause and a wide range of reactions greeted the industry's first full screenings of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" which unspooled for exhibitors Tuesday night in eight key…
Richard Holmes is unusual for a British film producer. For a start, he admits that making money is his greatest motivation for producing movies. And then there's the fact that all of his four films…
Maybe the third time will be the charm for Arnon Milchan. The New Regency Enterprises founder has been trying to expand the company's music operation and to that end had been in talks with Immortal…
Raking in fresh coin by the day, Munich-based Kirch Group has secured a guarantee from the Bayerische Landesbank to pay for its stake in pay TV web Premiere, according to German daily Suddeutsche…
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