"Bronx Barbes," a grim portrayal of violence in the slums of Abidjan, Ivory Coast's main city, is attracting record auds in the West African country.
"Best in Sweden," a new feature by Swedish director Ulf Malmros, is the first pic to come out of a joint venture backed by a clutch of local production houses.
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
The exhib industry shakeout continued Thursday as Oaktree Capital closed on its purchase of Silver Cinemas and tapped a former exec to run the circuit, and details emerged on the takeover of Edwards…
The Danish government is setting up a task force to help establish local film production centers along the lines of Sweden-based Trollhattan's Film I Vast, which will be involved in 14 pics this…
Todd McCarthy: Deep Focus
Clocking in at almost 3-1/2 hours, "A Constant Forge: An Exploration of the Life and Art of John Cassavetes" is an exhausting but not quite exhaustive study of arguably the most influential indie…
Dennis Rice, Miramax's president of marketing for the past two years, has ankled the company for personal reasons. During Rice's tenure, the exec was involved in such Miramax releases as "Scream 3,"…
A porno star who looks more like a porno fan, Ron Jeremy comes across as a likable hustler who's made the most of his unique talents in Scott J. Gill's once-over-lightly docu. Like subject's most…
Film production company Emperor Multimedia Group has tapped its own CEO, Hong Kong helmer Gordon Chan ("Fist of Legend"), to direct upcoming pic "Highbinders," which stars Jackie Chan.
MGM has made a two-picture deal with Victor & Grais Prods., the first of which will provide feature treatment for the classic sci-fi TV series "The Outer Limits"; film will be a co-production with…