The Library of Congress has named an eclectic mix of pics to the National Film Registry for 2004, including the 1951 civil defense film "Duck and Cover," Andy Warhol's eight-hour experimental…
Funnyman Jay Mohr has signed on to host the Sundance Channel's "Festival Dailies," a daily half-hour program to be broadcast from the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jan. 24-28.
Design engineer Takuo Miyagishima will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' scientific and technical awards dinner Feb. 12 at the Regent Beverly…
When Industrial Light & Magic recently announced it would be the lead effects company for Paramount/DreamWorks' "War of the Worlds" and DreamWorks' "The Island," the news caused barely a ripple. When…
Any movie about a cerebral palsy victim who learns to pilot a plane, hang-glide and win the heart of a woman -- all in 90 minutes' playing time -- would seem to be asking for ridicule. And though the…
The U.K. Film Council has allocated £100,000 ($194,000) to 400 young filmmakers to make 29 digital shorts. The films include "Young Sainttts," "The Elusive Cheviot Bushmonk," "Hex," "Flashback," and…
Helmer-scribe James L. Brooks admitted to a case of nerves when Variety screened "Spanglish" the night before his pic opened.
John Travolta made sure first time helmer Shainee Gabel knew what she was doing before signing on to star in "A Love Song for Bobby Long."
Following Variety's Dec. 20 unspooling of "In Good Company," the final screening of the 35-film series, moderator Pete Hammond was in fine company indeed with star Topher Grace and…
Rio de Janeiro's most famous landmark, the Christ the Redeemer statue, is the blasphemous title character in "Redeemer," an acid comedy about the poor and homeless that asks, "If God exists, why…
After playing flying ace Howard Hughes, Leonardo DiCaprio has no desire to take the controls for real.