Former Mandalay Entertainment principal Adam Platnick has made a multi-year production, finance and distribution deal with Constantin Film Intl. under his newly minted shingle, Freestyle Pictures.
The Raindance Film Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an opening night screening of Gary Winick's "Tadpole."
Chrysler has reupped with Universal Studios and Hypnotic to sponsor a filmmaker contest for a million-dollar production deal.
Asia Argento and Mel Smith will co-host this year's European Film Awards Dec. 7 in Rome.
What if you held an international film festival, and the world ignored it? That is the dilemma of the 33rd Intl. Film Festival of India running Oct. 1-10 in New Delhi.
Good news and bad for 20th Century Fox this weekend abroad: "Minority Report" registered a majority result in Europe, but the world preem of Alex Proyas' "Garage Days" tanked Down Under.
Wellspring Media has picked up domestic rights to Claire Denis' "Vendredi Soir" (Friday Night), positioning it for a spring theatrical release.
The Directors Guild of America has reached a three-year deal with the Independent Producers Assn. for low-budget features up to $7 million.
Just for Variety - Army Archerd
In Roberto Benigni's take on Carlo Collodi's classic fairy tale, "Pinocchio," the spirit of the late Federico Fellini -- with whom Benigni talked of doing the project together -- surfaces repeatedly…