Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth have signed on to star in Atom Egoyan's next pic, "Somebody Loves You," produced by Robert Lantos' Serendipity Point Films.
Fox 2000 Pictures has inked a distribution deal with independent producer Phoenix Pictures to release its thriller "Black Autumn," to be helmed by current DGA prexy Michael Apted.
Nina Sadowsky, Meg Ryan's producing partner in Prufrock Pictures and former president of Stewart Till's Signpost, has started a second career -- as a screenwriter.
Cecchi Gori Pictures has set Carl Lund to write and Steve Ramser to direct "Il Sorpasso," a remake of the 1962 Dino Risi-directed European road trip film.
A record setting 20,000-plus admissions and a burst of exposure on CNN helped give the Maui Film Festival a leg up in its bid for greater recognition by the industry as the fifth annual event…
A feature turned into a trailer at the L.A. Film Festival's showing of "Woman Thou Art Loosed" at the DGA on Sunday.
The very thing that makes a movie successful can be the very thing that puts it into turnaround. Consider the case of Fox's "DodgeBall." This past weekend the comedy lived up to its title as "a true…
In "Fahrenheit 9/11," Michael Moore fingers Washington, D.C.-based private investment firm the Carlyle Group for war profiteering. The same Carlyle Group is now a co-owner of the Loews Theater chain…
Turner Classic Movies has signed a two-year deal to funnel 20 hours of theatrical golden oldies each month to In Demand for a video-on-demand movie platform.
Just for Variety: Unlucky in love, lucky at ... Ben Affleck who has been concentrating on his poker game, hit it big Sunday night at the Commerce Casino winning the No Limit Hold-Em event in the…