Danish director Jesper W. Nielsen, whose "Okay" was a critical and audience favorite, has received $800,000 from the Danish Film Institute for "Don't You Know John Lennon?," a new comedy from "Okay"…
DreamWorks exec Ron Nelson has formally ankled the upstart, title-free studio, to get the big title -- and presumably big money -- as chief financial officer and board member of Cendant Corp., the…
Turner Broadcasting's TBS, TNT and the WB have engineered a joint buy of two 20th Century Fox movies, "Unfaithful" and "Drumline," for a license fee of between $4 million and $5 million each.
Columbia Pictures has paid mid-six against low-seven figures to option English-language remake rights to the Swedish film "Kopps" as a vehicle for Adam Sandler to produce.
In what could be his first directing assignment since 1999's "Random Hearts," Sydney Pollack is likely to helm "The Interpreter," a thriller about a U.N. interpreter, for Universal Pictures, Working…
Three-time Oscar nominee William J. Creber has been selected to receive the Hollywood Film Festival's Richard Sylbert Outstanding Achievement in Production Design Award.
Paulo Simoes has been promoted to general manager for Columbia TriStar Films in Rome. He will report to Mark Zucker, senior exec VP of Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl.
A jaunty urban fairy tale told with flair from its young protagonist's p.o.v., "I, Cesar" marks a solid sophomore directing outing by vet actor Richard Berry, after "The (Delicate) Art of Seduction."…
George Kachadorian's non-fiction debut film, "Divining Mom," connects with auds in a different way than was originally envisioned. Conceived as a look at dowsing, the ancient practice of using…
Just for Variety - Army Archerd
In an unusually early announcement, Buena Vista Home Entertainment has set a DVD release date of Aug. 5 for its comedy "Bringing Down the House," which has amassed a box office in the U.S. of $118…