One of soul music's most enduring and impactful figures, Barry White is finally set to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Sept. 12.
Over the past three decades, as the founding dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman U., Bob Bassett has continually pushed to innovate ways of giving students practical, hands-on…
Local films were as plentiful as Hollywood fare at the upper reaches of the China box office last year. Village Roadshow has a stake in the movie that tops the list, "Journey to the West: Conquering…
This month New Zealand shingle Libertine Pictures kicks open its doors with ambitious plans for the country's film and TV sector. Kiwi producers Richard Fletcher (pictured) and Paul Davis have teamed…
New Zealand may be one of the top territories successfully luring big-budget productions, but the rest of its film and TV sector is firing on all cylinders as well. For the first time, the industry's…
In an ironic way, toymaker Hasbro is helping Randall Emmett and George Furla grow up.
1998 — Emmett/Furla founded 1999 October — Release first film, Nickolas Perry's "Speedway Junky" 2001 April — 10-pic distribution and financing deal with Avi Lerner's Nu Image/Millennium Films 2002…
Randall Emmett and George Furla have come a long way since they met rather inauspiciously 15 years ago.
Variety is soliciting pitches for its annual Hollywood's New Leaders/10 Assistants to Watch feature, which will run on October 22. Now in its third year, this section spotlights the next generation…
Prior to establishing himself as one of the most prolific producer-financiers in the business, Emmett worked as assistant to Mark Wahlberg for 18 months in the mid-'90s, the period of the actor's…