News Corp. and its Fox Television Stations unit said Tuesday they have officially completed the purchase of broadcaster Chris-Craft and its affiliates, a move that will give Rupert Murdoch's conglom…
German media group VCL Film and Medien saw a 123% boost in profits to 1.3 million euros ($1.1 million) in the first half of the year.
Can Washington, which views Hollywood as a rich enclave with enormous cultural influence -- for better and for worse -- now perceive it as worthy of salvation from foreign encroachment? The answer…
TOP 50 Indie Pix This year, Daily Variety's Independents special issue provides a full list of 2000's top arthouse grossers. (Jan. 3, 2000 – Jan 1. 2001) Rank Title (distrib) Domestic B.O…
TOP 50 Indie Pix Daily Variety's Independents special issue provides a list of 2001's top arthouse grossers. (Jan. 2 – July 15, 2001). Rank Title (distrib) Domestic B.O. (in millions) 1…
Beginning with the hiring of Morgan Rector in 1989, Imperial Bank Entertainment Group carved out a niche for itself as a key player in independent film financing. So in November 2000, when…
With the deflation of the dot-com balloon and a slowing economy, funds for indie filmmakers are tougher to find these days. But while traditional avenues are feeling the pinch, a new player…
Interior. Hollywood studio exec's office. Pitch meeting. "It's 'Rugrats in Paris' meets 'Rashomon,'" says the hopeful writer. "With a Julia Roberts type as the lead," adds his partner.
Margaret Hall, the busy mother and homemaker played by Tilda Swinton in Scott McGehee and David Siegel's upcoming suspenser "The Deep End," is the kind of comfortable middle class consumer, who is…
Critic F.X. Feeney picks five fest circuit faves that are strong candidates for U.S. distribution.