With the kickoff of the 2001 Oscar season, Variety.com has again launched its comprehensive guide to the film industry's main awards. "Academy Central: Oscar 2001" is a Web site devoted to the…
Technically smooth on an obviously slim budget, "The Asylum" is just as good as the Hammer/Amicus U.K. horror pics of the '70s that it clearly emulates. By modern standards, however, that means only…
Distrib Overseas Filmgroup has acquired worldwide rights (excluding North America) for the international fest fave "Swimming." Pic, directed by Robert Siegel, is an intimate look at friendship, love…
As New Year's Eve approaches at the end of 2000, eight lonely, alienated city dwellers struggle to connect with other human beings in "2000+1 Shots." Skillfully intercutting their stories, which…
Online movie ticket siteFandango has extended its agreement with Cinemark Theaters to offer ticket printing at home to a test market in Plano, Texas.
A charmingly eccentric light comedy about not being afraid to be who you are, "Secret Society" is a small but well-observed pic that marks writer-director Imogen Kimmel as a talent to watch. Streets…
Norwegian producer Rune Trondsen has been signed by Egmont Entertainment's Norwegian subsidiary, Nordisk Film & TV, to annually produce one or two features aimed at the Scandinavian market.
The competition lineup of the 2001 Sundance Film Festival will cover "a spectrum that is broader than it's ever been," per fest topper Geoffrey Gilmore, encompassing more digitally shot, low-budget…
Ethan Hawke, Carla Gugino ("Spy Kids") and Frank Whaley are toplining Whaley's second directorial effort, "The Jimmy Show."
Greek documaker Stavros Ioannou's feature debut adds another point of view to the growing body of films about the Kurdish people. "Roadblocks" is borderline documentary, with parts filmed on video…
Film publicist Anne-Helene Sommarstrom will head Film in Stockholm, a new public educational media center in the Swedish capital, run by the Stockholm Intl. Film Festival.