Carlos Saura is famous for his dance pics: "Blood Wedding," "Carmen," "Salome." But his latest film, "El septimo dia" (The Seventh Day), has just produced a political song-and-dance, the biggest film…
Peter Bart - The Back Lot
Eurotrack - Steven Gaydos
A chill is setting on Germany's once-sizzling private film fund biz that has financed Hollywood mega pics like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines."
Every so often, maybe two or three times a year, a black hole seems to open up and make a movie simply disappear.
The mainstream box office has gone limp at times this summer, but the "specialty" market has proven special indeed.
You'd think that the thousands of f/x shots that appear in this summer's tentpoles would have blown away the industry's special-effects wizards. Not necessarily. Variety's Marc Graser asked a…
Adam Dawtrey: London Eye
Every studio has its ups and downs. The folks at DreamWorks are ready for some ups. The company will release just six films this year, that so far include no mega-hits and one major animated…
Two Chilean companies have joined forces to help co-produce local films -- by stepping in as investors with post-production services and distribution and marketing muscle.
Two sure signs that mid-August has arrived: Back-to-school sales in department stores, movies like "Grind" in megaplexes. A textbook example of the charm-free ephemera dumped by studios during the…