Amid the massive changes and financial challenges facing Hollywood, the six major studios managed largely to maintain the status quo on their on-lot film production pacts. Ironically, Sony Pictures…
Facts On Pacts
With the first-look deal becoming less and less popular, even big-name pic producers are finding studio love harder to hold onto amid a rockier Hollywood landscape. Universal is emblematic of the…
Variety has been compiling the Facts on Pacts stats for more than a decade, based on info supplied by the six major studios. The tally now stands at 151, which again is good news and bad news: It's…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
After years of relentlessly slashing costs, Hollywood's major studios are slowly building back the number of producing deals -- though at a level still far below the heyday of such pacts at the turn…
First-look production deals are holding steady: There are now 155 at the studios, a gain of a dozen from a year ago.