Chris Brock has been named VP of business affairs for 20th Century Fox. He'd held the title of director for the past two years.
Sissy Spacek and Woody Harrelson have joined the cast of Warner Bros./Participant Prods.' upcoming drama "Untitled Niki Caro Project."
Blueprint Films, the New York-based production shingle headed by partner and former Miramax senior VP Rick Schwartz, is ramping up its development slate.
Entertainment Film Distributors has picked up U.K. rights to Terry George's triple Oscar-nominated pic "Hotel Rwanda." The deal was struck with Lions Gate, which is handling international sales.
Indie and art film distribs who want a Boston playdate will find that it just became harder. The Loews Copley Place 11-plex, which opened in 1984 and was the last downtown venue devoting any screens…
Just for Variety: Sherry Lansing is moving close to her alma mater, 20thCentury-Fox. She's departing the Paramount lot March 1 and into an office in the Fox Plaza Building where Marvin Davis held…
Those 11 Academy Award noms helped fly "The Aviator" to the top spots in France, Italy and Mexico and ensured modest drops for the Howard Hughes biopic in Germany, Spain and the U.K. last weekend.
DreamWorks has preemptively bought comedy spec "Blades of Glory" by first-time scribes Craig and Jeff Cox. Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld's Red Hour will produce with John Jacobs' First…
TV and feature scribe Don Payne has been tapped to receive the Writers Guild of America's Paul Selvin Award for his "Fraudcast News" episode of "The Simpsons."
The third panel of the Santa Barbara Film Fest's opening weekend assembled successful femmes from both sides of the camera. Sponsored by Variety and moderated by Variety associate publisher Madelyn…
Capitol Films has nabbed international sales rights to Mexican-U.K. political thriller "Rabbit on the Moon." Pic, written, helmed and co-produced by Mexican director Jorge Ramirez-Suarez, will…