Uruguayan helmer Adrian Caetano has started lensing "Los tumberos," a prison drama that will air on third-ranked broadcaster America TV beginning Oct. 15.
Attempting to outshine its better known Asian fest rival in Pusan, South Korea, the Tokyo FilmEx will feature nine films in its competition, including eight debut features by up-and-coming Asian…
In the first sizable deal to be closed at the San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, Ocean Films has acquired all French rights to the three-part tale "Historias minimas." Set in Patagonia, film is…
Vivendi Universal has confirmed it will hold on to Studio Babelsberg, which is now looking to exploit synergies within the group.
"Sweet Home Alabama" captured the box office flag this weekend with a September-record $37.5 million in estimated opening grosses. Boffo "'Bama" bow shows Disney wasn't whisting Dixie when it…
The boycott of the London Screenings (Oct. 28 to Nov. 1) seems to be just about holding firm, despite claims to the contrary by the event's organizers. There are whispers about private screenings in…
This is a transcript of the Variety Cinema Militans Lecture delivered by director Mira Nair at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht on September 29. I make images in my work. I don't pen words…
Israeli film and TV producers continue to churn out movies and TV shows, but just about every other aspect of the biz has suffered during the worsening Mideast crisis.
Vivendi Universal held its hotly anticipated board meeting last week, followed by a 90-minute press conference -- both conducted almost exclusively in French.
Think of a number -- then double it. That looks like the fortunate future for Russian distributors, as territory's box office continues on a striking upturn.
It's the Kingfish, stupid. James Carville, longtime Democratic strategist and pundit has teamed up with Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy to hatch a remake of the 1949 Oscar winner "All the…