France is coming off a year overshadowed by a lack of big-budget U.S. shoots. Despite this drought, Gallic player Luc Besson has managed to feed the pipeline of his 9-month-old brainchild, the Cite…
From the May 14, 2013 issue of Variety
Filming on a remote tropical island may less expensive and arduous than you think.
On top of launching its mega studio, the Cite du Cinema, France is opening up public landmarks -- from the insides of psychiatric hospitals, to schools, to factories -- for filmmakers eager to go off…
As documentaries go, it's not the Inquisition. But another evening with Brooks should be more than enough to put a little springtime in any fan's step.
If President Obama's nominee to chair the FCC, Tom Wheeler, is confirmed, there's a good chance it will only be after he answers a few questions from lawmakers on an issue that's proved vexing to his…
Showcasing a playoff tournament among battle-tested teams is nothing unusual at ESPN. But the one the media behemoth held over two days in New York last month didn't involve pro athletes clashing on…
In the movie business, the label "art film" isn't always a deal-breaker. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Cannes.
The charity banquet season hits its peak at this time of year, and the crowded ballrooms remind us that there are people in town who worry less about making money than giving it away.
Though the user experience in smart-TV environments has improved over the years, they're still not as intuitive as the traditional multichannel world.
"Motive" seeks to brighten up the crime procedural formula, unsuccessfully, by shifting the focus from "who"-dunit to "why."