DV trifle will have its adherents, but "Letter" wears out its digital welcome pretty quickly. Consumer-grade pic consists almost entirely of text messaging, and there's little invention in that text…
Paul J. da Silva, graduate student in screenwriting at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, has won first prize in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for his screenplay "Deep South."
The studios, the MPAA and the rest of the filmmaking community might have reached a compromise solution to the screener ban, but the hubbub associated with piracy will continue well beyond this…
Elie Samaha's Franchise Pictures has begun shooting Charley Stadler's black comedy "Dead Fish," starring Gary Oldman. Pic, produced with Orange Pictures and the IMF in association with SE8 Group, is…
As award strategists and voters decide what to screen and where, Daily Variety offers a review of the venues used most frequently
Michael Moore will put aside his political journalist cap to take a rare acting role as, well, a political journalist in HBO Films' "The Fever," starring Vanessa Redgrave.
Nobody knows screening rooms like film critics, who have as strong opinions about the venues as the movies projected on their screens. Daily Variety has expanded this year's always-anticipated guide…
The awards season is traditionally an annual event akin to tax season: always time-consuming and -- depending on the kind of year you had -- sometimes disconcerting.
In the race to get a leg up on award competition, distributors and film festivals have gotten very cozy. As a result, heretofore considered modest but tony affairs for the chardonnay-and-brie set -…
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & SciencesBackstory: Founded in 1927, the Academy recognizes achievements in filmmaking in above- and below-the-line categories.Kudo: Academy Award was first given in…
Director Ridley Scott has set Orlando Bloom to star in "Kingdom of Heaven," an epic love story that he will shoot in Morocco beginning Jan. 12.