TOKYO — Two major Japanese banks, Mizuho and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust, are expected to underwrite a government-backed fund to support exports of cultural products, including cartoons, films, music, food…
TOKYO — Satellite platform operator Sky Perfect JSAT, together 50 other Japanese companies, including major commercial networks, is gearing up to launch a Pan-Asian satellite service for Japanese…
A countryside schoolboy tries to stand up against an albino bully in the charming and gorgeously assembled "Buta," this year's foreign-language Oscar submission from Azerbaijan. The titular orphan is…
Amid the flood of documentaries about the Arab Spring in general and the Egyptian Revolution in particular, "Uprising" takes a clear, cohesive approach to the spontaneous events at its center.
Twentieth Century Fox TV has upped Casey Kyber to senior veep of research.
HBO is developing "Paper," an hourlong drama inspired by Jake Halpern's essay "Pay Up," featured in the New Yorker. Dede Gardner and Brad Pitt will exec produce through Pitt's shingle, Plan B…
Frank Selvaggi, founding and managing partner at Altman, Greenfield & Selvaggi, will receive Variety's Business Manager Elite Award today for his notable impact on business management and tireless…
"Hitchcock" is a diverting but dramatically insipid account of how the Master of Suspense took his biggest gamble and delivered his greatest success with "Psycho."
ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee is being courted for the top job at the BBC.
A BBC journo-turned-TV vet, David Frank has accomplished what most entrepreneurs can only dream of: He sold his company for a multimillion-dollar profit, and became CEO of the company that bought him…
Taken on its own terms, this eight-part series has its moments action-wise, but the soapier elements mostly fall flat.