Who is Morty Fineman? That’s a question Daily Variety readers may be asking following the appearance Thursday of an improbable full-page ad touting the 30th anniversary of Fineman Films. In an open…
After making his directorial debut chronicling an incest-infested family in "The War Zone," Tim Roth will make his followup helming the ultimate dysfunctional family tale, Shakespeare's "King Lear."
Docu pioneer Frederick Wiseman will receive the Irene Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Frederick Wiseman: American Filmmaker retrospective, which starts today at the Film Society of…
Gwyneth Paltrow has been tapped as a presenter at the 72nd annual Academy Awards.
Nomination ballots for this year's Writers Guild of America screenplay awards have been mailed and are due by the close of business on Feb. 7.
With hordes of showbizzers jamming this year's Sundance fest, organizers cheered Resort Theaters of America's announcement Thursday that it plans to build a 10-screen theater complex near Park City…
Angelina Jolie, who picked up a third consecutive Golden Globe Sunday night, this time for "Girl, Interrupted," has been named ShoWest's supporting actress of the year.
Karen Constine, the top aide to Los Angeles City Councilwoman Laura Chick, has been selected by Gov. Gray Davis as the new director of the California Film Commission after the post had been vacant…
The wicked witch is dead. As the Sundance fest drew near its close, "Blair Witch" filmmakers Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick tried for a repeat marketing blitz - a full four months before they have…
Internet company AtomFilms has snatched up rights to four more short films, bringing its bounty to five shorts and making it the most aggressive acquisitor of shorts at the festival so far.
Sony Pictures Classics continues to make noise here, as the company is in final negotiations to snag domestic distribution rights to "Shadow Magic" from Chinese-born director Ann Hu.