In the film business, the only thing harder to cope with than failure is unexpected success. Four years ago, a trio of inexperienced filmmakers with decidedly arthouse leanings produced a little film…
As the freshest title among the Oscar-wreathed films, "Traffic" looks set to reap the most benefit from its awards, while "Gladiator" appears to have just about run its chariot race, and there's not…
Spanish James Bond spoof "Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella" saw the second-highest-grossing bow ever in Spain, romping to Pta582.6 million ($3.24 million) over its first weekend off 300 copies.
Further pumping its buying muscle as Italy's most voracious consumer of top independent product, leading Italian distributor Medusa and its sister company, television rights division Mediatrade, have…
Aussies will get their first opportunity to buy cinema tickets online this summer via Movieline, the telephone booking/info service owned jointly by the major circuits Greater Union, Hoyts and…
On May 9, the Cannes Intl. Film Festival will open with 20th Century Fox's summer biggie "Moulin Rouge" -- a perfect example of the newfound detente between Hollywood and the fest.
Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy-CEO Jack Valenti was a man of few words at Tuesday's congressional hearing on copyright and the Internet.
Christopher Walken has closed a deal to play the lead human in the largely animatronic "The Country Bears" for the Walt Disney Co. (Daily Variety, Feb. 27).
Joe Eszterhas, the writer who seemed at war with Hollywood through much of his career, has quietly packed his bags and gone away without good-byes to friends or associates.
The actors have taken the gloves off -- not against the studios and networks but against one another. Years of bickering devolved into open warfare last week at the Screen Actors Guild as it lurched…