Not every festival can be Sundance. But in the absence of indie sizzle, Oscar buzz is an increasingly valued commodity for less-tested fests.
Please go early -- that's the message from Directors Guild prexy Martha Coolidge to the town's writers and actors. In her new year's letter to the 12,000 DGA members, Coolidge strongly suggested that…
It's definitely the year of the digital character as a cast of computer-generated beings are featured prominently in the seven pics tapped to compete in February for the visual f/x Oscar nom.
Columbia Pictures has optioned a book proposal on the war in Afghanistan by journalist Doug Stanton for producer Mace Neufeld.
Munich-based film fund VIP Medien has boarded Artisan Entertainment and Marvel Enterprises' comicbook franchise "Punisher." The $30 million actioner is being produced by Gale Anne Hurd and exec…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Small Planet Pictures, which recently released "Tully," has acquired domestic distribution rights to Helen Lesnick's "A Family Affair." A February release is planned.
Todd McCarthy: Deep Focus
Larry Meistrich's Film Movement will launch a new national film series to highlight its indie acquisitions. Series, to spotlight a pic every other month, will bow in March with Canuck drama "Marion…
"Far From Heaven" was far from ignored Wednesday as the Chicago Film Critics Assn. unveiled the winners of the 15th annual Chicago Film Critics Awards.