New Line Cinema has tapped the scripting team of Toni Kotite and Marty Scott to write college comedy "Soccer Mom" for Karz Entertainment and Underground Films to produce.
Karen Williaman has been elevated to the twin posts of chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Double Features Films, the shingle run by Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher.
Columbia has decided to remake Blake Edwards' 1962 thriller "Experiment in Terror" and set it up with producers Lou Pitt and Matt Baer. Robert Pucci ("The Corruptor") has been tapped to write a…
Roland Emmerich and his CAA agent, Michael Wimer, are in advanced negotiations to set up a new production company at Sony's Columbia Pictures, where Emmerich made "The Patriot" and "Godzilla" under a…
The ninth Puerto Vallarta Film Festival wrapped late last week, awarding its top -- and only -- honors to Alejandro Gamboa for "La ultima noche" (The Last Night).
Toronto writer-director Michael McGowan took the film nod for "Saint Ralph" at the ninth Canadian Screenwriting Awards, handed out here Monday. A regular on the festival circuit, McGowan's pic is…
Just For Variety -- Good Morning: Where there's smoke -- although Monday's black smoke from the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican indicated there was no news of a new pope, there's still some showbiz…
Reflecting the schizoid nature of the Tribeca Film Festival, the fourth installment of the high-profile indie film event kicks off tonight not with a high-profile indie pic but with a premiere of…
China is shaking up its festival circuit and cutting back on kudos. China's Ministry of Propaganda, which controls the film industry through the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television…
Vin Diesel's "The Pacifier" edged Nicole Kidman's "The Interpreter" at the Friday-Sunday foreign box office with BVI's family comedy taking in $9.1 million at 1,908 playdates to lead in 14 of its 22…
Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo will topline serial-killer thriller "Zodiac," the Paramount and Warner Bros. co-production to be helmed by David Fincher.