Sony Pictures Entertainment is in talks with Steve Reuther's Warner Bros.-based Bel-Air Entertainment to co-finance "The Ugly Truth." If the deal concludes, Columbia Pictures would likely serve as…
Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron's first Spanish-language project in a decade -- "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (And Your Mother Too) -- has been picked up by Good Machine Intl. for international sale outside…
Artisan Entertainment's Amir Malin has been promoted to co-CEO, joining current CEO Mark A. Curcio as the highest officers of the entertainment conglom.
The Karlovy Vary fest screening of "American Psycho" could prove the hottest ticket of the July film event. Local distrib Falcon notified Columbia TriStar Intl. that it won't play the film in the…
Casey Silver's Gone Fishin' Prods. has signed scribe Sheldon Turner to a two-picture deal worth as much as mid-six figures.
An appellate court has dismissed Francis Ford Coppola's suit against author Carl Sagan and Warner Bros. for a share of the profits on the book and 1997 motion picture "Contact."
Universal Pictures has tapped Michael Moses and Stephanie Kluft as vice presidents, national publicity.
North Carolina is mounting its own defense against the loss of film business to Canada as state legislators this summer will introduce a bill that would give producers a 15% rebate on wages paid to…
After weeks of speculation, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth have been confirmed to co-star in "Bridget Jones' Diary," alongside Renee Zellweger (Daily Variety, April 11).
Entries are being accepted through April 30 for the fourth annual Hollywood Film Festival. Event, presented by Hollywood Video, is scheduled to take place Aug. 2-7 at venues including the Hollywood…
Asia's largest film festival, the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival, will unspool Oct. 29 to Nov. 5. Entries are now being accepted.