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…
As the temperature continues to rise in Italy and theater-owners resign themselves to the customary summertime slump in trading, encouraging preliminary figures have been released for the box office…
Kimberly Greene and Camille Tucker, the duo who scripted the NBA comedy "Golddiggaz" with John Singleton, have inked a deal with Universal Pictures to write, produce and co-direct an upcoming feature.
Following two years of canceled or vastly reduced editions due to budget headaches and bureaucratic hitches, the Taormina Intl. Film Festival moves back to its traditional slot this summer, running…