Looking to capitalize on the suddenly hot market for nonfiction programming, New York documakers Steve Carlis and Steven Rosenbaum and their CameraPlanet Pictures have signed a joint venture deal…
Online video-on-demand company CinemaNow is expanding its offerings through a pact with Sony Pictures. CinemaNow will offer Sony's new releases in the pay-per-view window and access to the studio's…
Investors can expect debt interest to shrink fiscals at Rogers Communications, Canada's largest cabler, after it announced Monday that it is buying back 34% of its wireless division for $1.7 billion…
CinemaNow is heading to Europe thanks to a partnership with ISP Tiscali. The Internet video-on-demand company will power online film offerings in Germany, Italy and the U.K. under Tiscali's brand…
The struggling Tokyo Intl. Film Festival on Monday unveiled a lineup even less international than its predecessors. TIFF, unspooling Oct. 23-31, remains in the grip of the local majors, who use it as…
Just for Variety: While Bill Clinton's doctors have told him no visitors or phone calls while he recupes at home in Chappaqua, he and Hillary spoke to their longtime friends Harry and Linda…
Producer Tom Broadbridge is turning to the Bible. Production of "The Animated Adventure Bible," aimed at 6- to 12-year-olds, begins this month in Sydney.
As with the VCR and the Internet, porn led the charge into DVD.
So far this year, the studios have released 73 PG-13 pics -- a huge jump from the 40 in the same period 10 years ago.
Disney is readying a sequel to its 1942 classic "Bambi." Universal is prepping a fourth installment of its "American Pie" franchise. And MGM wants to add a Roman numeral to 1983's "WarGames."
Consumer spending on Fox releases in 2004 is closing in on $3 billion for the first time in the studio's history.The four-month tsunami of more than a dozen major new and older films from September…