Determined to rejuvenate the ailing Oz production industry, the Film Finance Corp. approved investments in two features, three miniseries and three children's skeins at its Wednesday board meeting.
The geeks are going on a road trip to San Diego and the studios are following. With the opening of the 35th annual San Diego Comic-Con Intl. today, what was once a sleepy affair for fans buying and…
Just for Variety: I visited an old friend making a final appearance before the cameras this week. The "old friend" is Perino's restaurant where Ray Romano, Kevin James, Burt Reynolds, Juliette Lewis…
Scott Steindorff's Stone Village Pictures has paid Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez more than $1 million for feature rights to his 1985 novel "Love in the Time of Cholera."
In an unprecedented move to recover residual payments owed its members by deadbeat indie film producers, SAG announced Wednesday that it had offered rights to seven films that had defaulted on…
"Camp, Cult, Classics" will be the theme of the inaugural Century City Film Festival, which runs Oct. 27-30.
Mark Markline has been promoted to VP of international publicity for Universal. Previously U senior publicist, international publicity, Markline now will head the studio's Los Angeles-based…
The waters calmed at Germany's Studio Babelsberg after its new owners Carl Woebcken and Christoph Fisser met production execs and studio employees Wednesday.
"Jindabyne," a psychological mystery from "Lantana" helmer Ray Lawrence, and teen pic "Bikini Racers" are the first films to be backed by a new alliance between U.S. investment bank Babcock & Brown…
Rupert Murdoch-backed paybox Sky Italia will invest e46 million ($56 million) in Italian film production over two years, acquiring the rights to numerous pics for its 10 movie channels.
Producer-distributor Golden Harvest Entertainment is leading the way in a HK$10 million ($1.28 million) joint venture with Abba Movies and Typhoon Music to finance Chinese-lingo pic projects.
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