JULY 4TH PRECURSORS Films opening prior to the Independence Day holiday can get a decent lead-in prior to the arrival of firework-producing tentpoles. The average No. 1…
Timothy M. Gray: Reel Life
Cinema Expo 2002 closed Thursday amid broad expectations that Europe soon will see dramatic exhibitor consolidation, mirroring recent events in the U.S.
Remember the Alamo? You probably don't, but Academy Award-winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan wants to change all that. Scribe has signed on to pen a high-profile rewrite for Ron Howard's upcoming…
Paramount Classics has beaten several other suitors for English-lingo and Latin American rights to Michael and Mark Polish's feature "Northfolk."
"The Waiting" is the hardest part for some -- but not for Wes Craven. Helmer's Dimension-based Craven/Maddalena Films banner has picked up the spec from Juliet Snowden and Stiles White in a deal…
Paramount Pictures has paid a mid-six-figures sum to pick up the romantic comedy pitch "Daddy's Girls" for producer Jordan Kerner.
Sony's Columbia Pictures has decided to give the royal treatment to "The Little Lord." In a deal marking the first time Barry Josephson has done business with Col since serving as worldwide…
Ryan Reynolds, who recently toplined Artisan comedy "Van Wilder," will join Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks in "Till Death Do Us Part," a Warner Bros./Franchise update of 1979 comedy "The In-Laws."
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Works from producers Gavin Emerson ("Ratcatcher"), Olivier Dubois ("My Life in Pink") and Richard Holmes ("Shooting Fish") are among the 13 international titles selected to participate in the eighth…