Joseph Vallin, a veteran set painter and decorator, filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Wednesday against 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures and the Union of Motion Picture Set Painters claiming he was…
Nelvana, best known for producing animated TV series, is stepping up feature film production with a goal of making one movie a year, says chairman Michael Hirsh.
Timothy Hutton's directing debut, "Digging to China," starring Kevin Bacon and Mary Stuart Masterson, and Bob Swaim's "The Climb," with John Hurt and David Strathairn, are among the titles chosen for…
Lifetime cable is joining forces with the American Film Institute to enhance the network's fledgling "Lifetime Women's Film Festival," jointly producing a short-film showcase for first-time women…
Variety's Showbiz Expo Australia is joining Oz's two most important film and TV events in moving from Melbourne to Sydney in 1998.
Distributors reacted with a mixture of concern and skepticism Wednesday to news that Sony Theatres and Cineplex Odeon were in talks to merge, creating a theater chain that would heavily dominate the…
Herve Bourges, president of the French Conseil Superieur de L'Audiovisuel (CSA) --- the Gallic equivalent of the FCC --- has warned France's television and film communities that maintaining the…
Robert Relyea has been upped to president of production for MGM Pictures and United Artists, it was announced Wednesday by Frank Mancuso, chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Dutch bank ABN-Amro has taken the lead in arranging a $400 million production loan for New Line Cinema, fulfilling Time Warner's plans to raise production finance for New Line without affecting the…
Salah M. Hassanein has filed suit against Warner Bros., charging that the studio failed to pay him all that he was due during his tenure overseeing international exhibition for the studio.
Spain's top paybox channel, Canal Plus Spain, and its owner, Sogecable, have signed a multipoint deal with Spanish producers Lobby Fapae, providing a cash injection and some $11 million for the…