Wolfgang Petersen will return to the sea to develop and possibly direct a film based on Sebastian Junger's bestselling nonfiction book "The Perfect Storm," about a deadly North Atlantic northeaster.
Variety and Daily Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart will deliver the keynote address at the 22nd annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium, slated for Friday and Saturday. Co-chairs for the event, which…
EXCLUSIVEJames Spader is in advanced negotiations to star in the United Artists sci-fi project "Supernova," according to sources close to the outer-space thriller.
Amy Pascal, president of Columbia Pictures, has been named chair of the American Film Institute's Third Decade Council, the AFI announced Tuesday. Pascal succeeds Mark Canton, who founded the…
While the situation appears destined to change in the coming weeks as Fox's "Titanic" continues its ship-shape voyage, Italian productions have landed the top three positions at the national box…
The Writers Guild of America has chosen Melville Shavelson as the recipient of its annual Morgan Cox Award.
EXCLUSIVEFormer "Baywatch" star Yasmine Bleeth has landed the female lead in "BASEketball," the Universal comedy that David Zucker is directing.
Director Lawrence Kasdan has gotten a greenlight at Touchstone Pictures to direct his original script "Mumford" this May.
An increasingly popular stopover for global fest-hoppers between Sundance and Berlin, the Rotterdam Intl. Film Festival kicks off its 27th edition Wednesday with the world premiere of Peter Delpeut's…
EXCLUSIVEHelmer Jonathan Mostow ("Breakdown") will make his next pic "U-571" for Universal Pictures with Dino and Martha De Laurentiis producing, sources said Tuesday.
Producer Jill Powell and writer-director Steven Feinberg have teamed up to form film production banner Jinji-Bear Prods.