U.K. distrib Metrodome has partnered with Rialto Distribution to acquire Israeli helmer Samuel Maoz's buzz Venice title "Lebanon" for the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Canuck thesp Sarah Polley ("Mr. Nobody") will star as the 17th-century Queen of Sweden in the epic feature drama "Queen Kristina," helmed by Finland's Mika Kaurismaki ("The House of Branching Love")…
Ryoichi Kimizuka's "Dare mo Mamote Kurenai" (Nobody to Watch Over Me) has been named as Japan's entry for the foreign-language film Oscar, the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan announced…
Swedish shingle Yellow Bird, which has scored notable successes with literary adaptations "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "Wallander," is to adapt the work of best-selling author Liza Marklund.
The Writers Guild of America has asked for submissions for its sixth annual documentary screenplay nod -- the only awards category in which the guild allows scripts not under WGA jurisdiction.
It was the "King of the Hill" series finale that almost wasn't.
A scathing documentary about Hillary Clinton, released during the height of campaign season last year, on Wednesday once again came under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court, which is weighing whether…
Updated President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress was almost as much about fighting against the caustic nature of discourse as it was on healthcare. I would have been surprised had he…
Here's my story, running in tomorrow's Variety, on the Supreme Court's re-hearing today on the case of "Hillary, the Movie," the scathing documentary about Hillary Clinton that ran afoul of campaign…
Isle of Man-based producer Cinemanx has set Nov. 25 as the release date for Richard Linklater's "Me and Orson Welles," starring Zac Efron and Claire Danes.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, on "Fox & Friends" this morning, criticized Fox for not airing the president's healthcare speech tonight. "I know the network, instead of dealing with the…