Kenneth Branagh will be feted with a lifetime achievement award by the Rome Fiction Fest, the Eternal City's TV extravaganza that is forging close ties to Blighty and Hollywood.
MTV Networks Intl. has tapped singer Travis McCoy as ambassador for its Staying Alive Foundation.
Working Title co-topper Tim Bevan has been confirmed as the chair of public sector funding org the U.K. Film Council.
European film directors have called for a common contract setting out "rights and responsibilities" at the annual meeting of their trade body in the Hungarian capital Budapest.
Distrib Toho and its partners have decided to advance screen the last pic of the smash hit "20th Century Boys" sci-fi action trilogy minus its ending.
Six Flags, which draws on Hollywood properties for many of its attractions, has embarked on a financial rollercoaster, declaring bankruptcy over the weekend in an effort to deal with the billions of…
After notching up a record-breaking $630 million last year, Chinese B.O. is make $800 million this year, but the biz still needs to grow in sophistication, Yu Dong, head of the Polybona distribution…
"Jodhaa Akbar," a lavish epic about the love of a Muslim Mughal king for a Hindu princess, swept up six awards at the 10th International Indian Film Academy awards
A stirring historical war movie opened the 12th Shanghai International Film Festival, an event that is growing in international profile as the Chinese biz continues to thrive.
My latest feature in the print edition of Variety looks at the stream of celebrity lobbyists who have been trekking to Capitol Hill since the start of the new administration, pitching an array of…