Howard Franklin has been hired to write "The Big Year," a comedy being produced by Red Hour and Deuce Three Prod. at DreamWorks.
The Australian Labor Party has pledged to pump A$70 million ($49 million) into the ailing film and TV production industries and to give pubcaster Australian Broadcasting Corp. an additional $73.5…
Just for Variety: Good Morning: "I'm very much an activist," Christine Lahti enthused as we discussed the "fascinating parallels" between her role of Grace McCallister in the WB's "Jack And Bobby."
The Toronto Film Festival closes Saturday night, but things began to wind down as early as Wednesday.
The final version of Wong Kar-wai's Cannes competish entry, "2046," re-edited and with extra footage shot this summer by Christopher Doyle, kicks off South Korea's ninth Pusan Intl. Film Festival…
The genocide of some one million Rwandan Tutsis by their Hutu neighbors remains a disgraceful and too-little-known episode in recent world history. Alas, Terry George's ineffectual "Hotel Rwanda"…
"Downfall" is a powerful Goetterdammerung centered on the last 10 days of the Fuehrer and those around him. Headlined by a pugnacious perf from Bruno Ganz as Hitler, pic will undoubtedly raise…
The Hollywood Film Festival has tapped two-time Oscar-nominated thesp John Travolta for its Hollywood Lifetime Achievement Award.
A you-are-there portrait of the war in Iraq as experienced by American soldiers in central Baghdad, "Gunner Palace" vividly delivers important images of the conflict. Rough-and-ready pic has some…
Meg Ryan, Michael Caine and Djimon Hounsou will serve as presenters at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles' (BAFTA/LA) 13th Britannia Awards on Nov. 4 at the BevHilton.
An intensely focused two-character drama about a young father's coming to terms with his severely handicapped son, Gianni Amelio's grippingly directed pic radiates a warm humanity and uplifts the…