James Bond will have to wait another year to embark on his next mission. Plans to release the 21st installment of the long-running spy franchise in 2005 have been scrapped, with MGM confirming…
At a conference of media mavens here Wednesday, Walt Disney Co. prexy Bob Iger continued to duck speculation that he is being groomed to succeed CEO Michael Eisner.
The Chicago International Film Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary by screening 111 features and 54 shorts from 44 countries.
Echo Bridge Entertainment has acquired Green Communications' film library. The 12-title catalog made up largely of thrillers, sci-fi and horror pics includes actioners "Ground Control," starring…
Warner Bros. has announced Clint Eastwood-helmed "Million Dollar Baby" as a late entrant in the awards season race.
Brit media mogul Chris Wright has bought a majority stake in Portman Film & TV, the sales boutique behind pics "Saving Grace" and "Bloody Sunday."
Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the rights to "Slanted and Enchanted" for Chris Columbus' 1492 to produce. Columbus is developing and is attached to direct.
All the attention turned on tonight's presidential debate in Coral Gables, Fla., reinforces the fact that the presidential campaign is taking place far, far away from the 310 area code.
Just For Variety -- GOOD MORNING: The show must go on -- especially if it's the opening of a new theater. This date for tonight's gala bow of the Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City had long been set…
It's a rare thing these days for Zhang Yimou to play second fiddle to another Chinese director. The "Hero" helmer has become a poster boy for the Chinese film industry since busting domestic box…
Shanghai-born helmer Liu Hao more than realizes the promise of his first feature, "Chen Mo and Meiting" (2002), with "Two Great Sheep," a deliciously observed, warmly human satire on Chinese rural…