Major players, including Sony Pictures, CBS/Paramount Intl. Television and Buena Vista Intl. Television, made their first foray to the Asia Media Festival, which opened Wednesday at the Shangri-La…
"Monsterthursday" is a genuine oddity -- a Norwegian surfer movie. Sophomore outing by writer-director Arild Ostin Ommundsen looks good but lacks the emotional power to involve auds in the central…
Italian cinematographer Tonino Delli Colli, best known for collaborating with Sergio Leone, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers' international achievement award.
Helmer Manuel Gomez Pereira successfully returns to the comic terrain he traverses best with "Things That Make Living Worthwhile." Slickly packaged pic features a fine central tandem, lively script…
Down-and-dirty politics at Paris police headquarters lead to extremely dark places in "36 Quai des Orfevres." International auds should gladly surrender their time for a gritty, intricate tale whose…
Just For Variety -- Good Morning: "I can't do it, I'm pregnant." That was Julie Andrews' reply to Walt Disney when he went backstage after seeing her in "Camelot" in 1961 and offered the unknown (to…
Showbiz heavyweights mobbed New York City Hall in lower Manhattan Wednesday to cheer a proposed 5% tax credit for Gotham film and TV production.
Mario and friends are on their way to the bigscreen, this time in their own way. Japanese vidgame giant Nintendo is preparing to get into the film biz, likely by creating an inhouse unit to develop…
Toni Venturi's "Cabra cega" (Playing in the Dark) snagged honors for director, lead actor (Leonardo Medeiros), script, art director and the audience award at the 37th Brazilian Film Festival, which…
Awards season kicked off in earnest Wednesday as Miramax Films' Johnny Depp starrer "Finding Neverland" was voted best film of the year by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
"Sideways" star Paul Giamatti is attached to topline "Paper Man," a comedy mobilizing for an April start. The film will mark the directorial debut of scribes Michele and Kieran Mulroney.