Commercial broadcaster ITV's "Primeval Evolved," the BBC's "Digital Revolution" and pubcaster TV New Zealand's "Reservoir Hill" nabbed the Intl. Digital Emmy Awards hosted by Jason Priestly at Mip TV…
Quebec helmer Denis Villeneuve's "Polytechnique" swept the 30th Genie Awards, Canada's top film honors, winning nine of its 11 noms including trophies for pic (producers Maxime Remillard and Don…
Teuton production-distribution giant Beta Film is teaming with HBO, BBC and Gallic pubcaster France Televisions to develop mini "The Guns of August."
Helmer Matthew Vaughn fought an uphill battle to make "Kick-Ass." Studio after studio rejected the project so he financed it outside the system and eventually sold it to Lionsgate.
YouTube will distribute French media conglom Lagardere Active's content.
Thesp Kristin Scott Thomas will reprise her role as emcee of the Cannes Film Festival. The part requires her to invite fest prexy Tim Burton and his jury to the stage at the Palais for the opening…
Cartoon Network aims to boost the fledgling animation industry in the Middle East and North Africa by opening an animation training academy plus development and production studio at twofour54, the…
India.Arie will perform at President Obama's Los Angeles fund-raiser next week for Barbara Boxer and the DNC. Sources say the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist will be the featured…
It's no big surprise, but efforts to put an initiative on the Novermber 2010 ballot repealing Prop 8 have fallen short. Karen Ocamb reports that origanizers of the effort are disappointed — one of…
MSNBC pundit and TV producer Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Variety's Brian Lowry about his vantage point at the intersection of Washington politics, New York media and Hollywood stargazing, and…
Distrib Mara Pictures has secured U.K. theatrical rights from Icon TMI for docu "Bhutto," about assassinated Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto.