French mini-major Pathe has taken world sales outside Italy on prominent Italo helmer Gabriele Salvatores' new pic "The Invisible Boy," about a 13-year-old whose growing pains prompt supernatural…
PARIS - Bob and Harvey Weinstein have acquired North American rights to the David Heyman-produced live action CGI comedy "Paddington," which will topline Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally…
NBC Universal has named Kevin MacLellan chairman of its international operations. He replaces Jeff Shell, who Monday was named chairman of the conglom's Universal Filmed Entertainment Group in Los…
Hat Trick International, which distributes programs such as "Have I Got News for You" and "Outnumbered," has inked a distribution output deal with Blighty's Outline Productions. Deal will see Hat…
The Locarno Film Festival is hosting its second annual Critics Academy. A member of Locarno's Best First Feature jury this year, Scott Foundas, Variety's chief film critic, reflects on the initiative…
Andrew Dosunmu's "Mother of George," Neto Villalobos' "All About the Feathers" and Jim Taihuttu's "Wolf" are among 16 titles in this year's San Sebastian's Kutxa-New Directors section, one of the…
Spanish co-producer Adrian Guerra has created an innovative funding scheme for the Sean Penn starrer "The Gunman," tapping into the country's tax breaks to benefit the local industry.
With 'The Hobbit' now in the can New Zealand seeks further 'runaway productions' by loosening rules for two grant schemes.
The jury of the New Horizons film festival has named "Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari" by Russian helmer Alexey Fedorchenko the winner of its 13-film international competition July 28.
The New Horizons Intl. Film Festival has announced the six completed films set to unspool at the fest's Polish Days, which takes place July 24-26. The key industry event of the Wroclaw-set sprocket…