Germany renewed an existing film accord with Spain and made headway on a French-German linkup over the weekend in an attempt to simplify cross-European filmmaking and form a united European front.
New Yorker Films has acquired domestic distribution rights to Lodge Kerrigan's "Claire Dolan," starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Katrin Cartlidge ("Breaking the Waves") and Colm Meaney ("The Snapper").
VISIT VARIETY'S ACADEMY CENTRAL Deep Throat told Woodward and Bernstein to "follow the money," and if you heed the advice, you'll quickly discover the method to Oscar-season madness. This morning…
Oscar voters were in an all-American mood. With "American Beauty" leading the nominations for the 72nd annual Academy Awards, voters tapped five U.S.-lensed films for best picture -- a big turnaround…
With little else for U.S. buyers to phone home about, the Chinese movie "Breaking the Silence," starring Gong Li, has kicked up a flurry of interest here at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival, with bids…
Either 1999 saw a flood of good work, or else a lot of deserving candidates were simply unable to generate Oscar heat. The 72nd annual Academy Awards are almost as notable for the no-shows as for…
Paramount Pictures chief Sherry Lansing has won the Milestone Award from the Producers Guild of America for her contributions to the motion picture industry.
"American Beauty" producers Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks and screenwriter Alan Ball, assembled for a pre-dawn breakfast at Jinks' home in the Hollywood Hills. "A year ago today, we were trying to…
Christina Ricci has agreed to star in and co-produce "Prozac Nation," an adaptation of the Elizabeth Wurtzel nonfiction book which will be directed by Norwegian helmer Erik Skjoldbjaerg ("Insomnia")…
Each Oscar season, B.O. numbers point to a chicken-or-the-egg conundrum: Does a movie gross well because it's Oscar-nommed, or does it become Oscar-nommed because of its high gross?