Theodore Melfi directed Fox's "Hidden Figures," a fact-based film about three genius black women at NASA in 1961. He says he was "blown away" by his lead actors, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer…
As a general rule, directors usually work their way up to an Oscar nomination. It's exceedingly rare to land on the Academy's shortlist with one of your first three films, but it can happen. Steven…
Because it was “Bill Murray Day” at the Toronto Film Festival, the man of the hour paraded into the Friday premiere of his film "St. Vincent" in a crown and sash, and ended the night at the Weinstein…
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…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Playback: Jordan Peele on ‘Get Out’ and Art’s Role Under a Trump Regime
- ‘La La Land,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘The Crown’ Win Costume Designers Guild Awards
- Spirit Awards Hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on Friendship, Indie Films and Day Drinking
- Final Oscar Predictions as the Season Hits the Home Stretch