Jonathan Demme is finalizing plans to direct "The Truth About Charlie" as his next pic, looking to start production in the spring for Universal. The film is a retitled remake of Stanley Donen's 1963…
"Whiteout" is set to become Fuji TV's second $40 million domestic B.O. earner in a year. Japan's top live-actioner of 2000, about a terrorist attack on a dam in winter, stars Yuji Oda and Nanako…
The Lion will bolt its Santa Monica lair in May 2003 for high-rise digs to be constructed in Century City and christened MGM Tower.
Japanese parliament members held a special screening Tuesday of Toei's new film "Battle Royale," about a fight to the death among high school students, and then blasted its director for being out of…
Two weeks after Miracle Entertainment co-founder Richard Abramson exited the fledgling finance, sales and production company (Daily Variety, Nov. 13), principals Neil Sacker, Julie Savay-Ross and…
The Cuban missile crisis, which in bringing the East and West to the brink of nuclear conflict represented the tensest moment of the Cold War, has been turned into a solid historical thriller in…
Regal Cinemas, which has been trying to stay out of bankruptcy court, has closed its unprofitable FunScape unit, a 3-year-old venture involving game arcades and concession areas tied to seven theater…
Throughout its 72-year history, the Academy Awards has generated many figures of note, as well as many quirky little facts about movies.
n Steven Dunning's "Now Chinatown," the fabled L.A. enclave is no better for a young woman from the old country than it was for Jake Gittes. Presenting a host of cultural issues and stereotypes…
Sam Sokolow and Rob Lobl, the filmmakers behind Amazon.com-distributed "The Definite Maybe," have teamed to create SokoLobl, a multimedia production house.
Dutch Treats 2000: New Films From Holland will unspool at the Quad Cinema today through Dec. 7 with five U.S. and four Gotham premieres.