New Line is in negotiations with Ted Melfi to direct its remake of the 1979 George Burns caper comedy “Going in Style.” After things could not be worked out with Don Scardino, New Line returned to…
LOS ANGELES — Police Commission President Steve Soboroff has privately raised roughly half the $1 million he says is necessary to equip 1,500 Los Angeles Police Department officers with lapel…
Lucky breaks were a hot topic at Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch talk at Canada's Whistler Film Festival. Five of the screenwriters chatted with Variety exec editor Steven Gaydos Saturday, along…
The 12th Whistler Film Fest wrapped on Sunday with a brunch honoring Variety's Top 10 Screenwriters to Watch and the annual Borsos Awards.
In the mid-1990s, Ted Melfi was working as a cook in an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. When a young man with a screenplay asked him if he produced, he said, "Yes." The next thing Melfi knew, he…
The Whistler Film Fest will host for the first time Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch, presented with Amazon Studios. Honorees are Katie Dippold ("The Heat"); Patrick Aison ("Wunderkind"); Reid…
Netflix's first homegrown original series "House of Cards" will officially bow on the streaming platform on Feb. 1.
Steve Dontanville and Frank Frattaroli's D/F Management is merging with Circle of Confusion to create a full-service management and production company that will operate under the Circle of Confusion…
As Bill Murray prepares to enter awards season with his portrayal of FDR in "Hyde Park on Hudson," thesp has begun looking at future projects, including the Black List dramedy "St. Vincent De Van…
Most lead actors with American movie careers have simple goals: They want to be noble, trusted, adored and successful forever.
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