Kids' marketer Kenn Viselman, founder and former CEO of Itsy Bitsy Entertainment, will begin principal photography on his first feature producing project, "DARTSS," on Oct. 29 in Toronto.
Just For Variety: It's a good morning back in Hollywood after a week's newsgathering in N.Y. We caught up with Matthew Broderick, Frances Sternhagen and "The Foreigner" company in previews at the…
Chart-topping bows by "I, Robot" in Italy, "The Bourne Supremacy" in Germany, "The Forgotten" in Spain and Mexico, "Shall We Dance" in Australia and "Secret Window" in Japan weren't enough to rouse…
Central European docs take on immigration and border struggles in the new Europe at the 8th Jihlava Intl. Documentary Festival, which starts today.
Marketing wizards may emphasize the surface similarities between the "Harry Potter" franchise and "Five Children and It." But latter pic skews toward a more limited demographic -- specifically…
DreamWorks Animation will flash Wall Street its prettiest smile this week in the last stretch of a road show aimed at piquing investor interest ahead of the company's initial public offering planned…
Bavaria Film Intl. has made further sales of Carlos Sorin's Toronto and San Sebastian hit "Bombon -- el perro," cleaning up in all German-speaking territories.
Helmer Marty Sader's druggie drama "Most High" took the Hamptons Film Festival's highest honor, the Golden Starfish award for narrative feature, as the Long Island fest wound down Sunday.
Writer-director Vincent Ward has ankled his troubled Kiwi costume drama "River Queen," its producers announced Monday. Producer Don Reynolds would not discuss the reasons for Ward's departure.
Helmer Roland Emmerich has inked a first-look deal with Teutonic media fund VIP for his non-studio-related projects. Emmerich and VIP will set up a joint production company in Munich and are…
After years of lobbying, independent filmmakers scored a major victory Friday when President Bush signed a bill that gives a sweeping tax break to movies made in the U.S. Producers believe the…