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…
Updated It's undeniable the contrast between Jerry Brown and President Obama as they are put in the position of having to issue legal responses to anti-same-sex marriage laws that they are on record…
The Quebec government has increased its film and TV tax credit from 25% of labor expenses to 25% of the overall budget of films and TV shows shot in the Canadian province, it was announced Friday.
One Monday afternoon in early March, MSNBC cut to a live shot inside the Capitol, where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood before a row of media cameras and introduced "a real hero for the people of…
Warner Bros. France's motion capture thriller "The Prodigies" is set to get a multi-media promotional push. Gallic producers Aton Soumache from Onyx Films and Marc Missonnier from Fidelite Films plan…
That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. Some gay rights orgs fear that Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming "Bruno" will play into stereotypes and should contain a disclaimer, reports the New…
David Letterman's jokes about Sarah Palin were in poor taste. Misogyny exists in the media. And there is a double standard when it comes to the way that the Palin family has been treated in the media…
Now that SAG's contract crisis has finally ended, interim national exec director David White is turning his attention to improving the guild's relations with other showbiz unions, particularly AFTRA.
Broadway looks poised to get a double dose of David Mamet this fall, with a transfer of the scribe's "Oleanna" likely to join a fall sked that also includes the playwright's new play "Race."