Fifty-one countries have entered the race for the 2001 foreign-language film Oscar, besting last year's record competition by five pics. Joining France ("Amelie"), Austria ("The Piano Teacher") and…
Korean helmer Song Il-Gon's debut feature "Flower Island" won the New Current Section, the only competition at the 6th Pusan Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday.
The second edition of Tokyo's other, smaller film festival, Tokyo Filmex 2001, opened Sunday with a special screening of Korean costumer "Musa" (The Warrior) helmed by Kim Sung-Su.
U.S. helmer Larry Clark and Swiss-French director Jean-Luc Godard both added 7.3 kilos to their luggage from the 12th Stockholm Intl. Film Festival which wraps tonight (Tuesday, Nov 20) -- Clark…
If the earliest advance sales of New Line Cinema's "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" are any indication, it could give corporate counterpart Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter" pic a…
All of Hollywood's studios will ask you for ID these days; only Columbia Pictures will pay you for it. In a mid-six-figure deal, Col has acquired British playwright and screenwriter Michael Cooney's…
The Walt Disney Studios has signed a first-look production deal with Dustin Hoffman's Punch Prods.
Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have paid low-six figures to option the rights to Jerry Spinelli's novel "Stargirl."
"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (aka "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in the States) mesmerized the U.K. over the weekend, ringing up a spellbinding $22.8 million from 1,168 prints…
Variety and Women in Film gathered a cross-section of women to discuss equality, empowerment and ageism at their 2001 Women in Showbiz Panel at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel on Nov. 14.
Asha Kurian is leaving 20th Century Fox to join Disney-based production shingle the Robert Simonds Co. as VP of production effective Dec. 3.
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