The latest in a series of wild comedies in which Karra Elejalde has been involved, "Torapy" at least has the virtue of being faithful to the helmer's idiosyncratic view of what cinema is about, i.e…
The premiere of "Casuistry: The Art of Killing a Cat" Tuesday night at the Toronto Film Festival was marred by a confrontation between animal-rights activists and the man who killed the cat.
The American Museum of the Moving Image has chosen John Travolta as the honoree for its 20th annual gala salute, taking place Dec. 5 at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Looking to capitalize on the suddenly hot market for nonfiction programming, New York documakers Steve Carlis and Steven Rosenbaum and their CameraPlanet Pictures have signed a joint venture deal…
The struggles of Latino baseball players to break the color barrier in 1948 is getting a doubleheader's worth of attention.
After its pics took top prizes at the Venice and Deauville film festivals, Fine Line Features has a new lease on life. But Mark Ordesky is no longer the landlord. Ordesky will be replaced not by an…
Claude Lelouch sets out to interweave the fortunes of 24 characters in "The Parisians," the first installment in his trilogy "Humankind." Although all three parts taken together may achieve their own…
A fictional New York-based documaker travels to Afghanistan determined to find Osama bin Laden in "September Tapes." Gritty, engaging pic, set in the summer of 2002, consists of eight videotapes that…
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."