News Corp. is ramping up its presence in India. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch last week told Vilasrao Deshmukh, chief minister of the state of Maharashtra, that he will establish a film studio in…
Mel Gibson came to town, riding on his pony. But Warner Bros.' "Storm" blew up and decimated Sony. Yes, the Fourth of July B.O. offered a familiar tune. But George Clooney & Co. rewrote the lyrics…
Rising singing star Sisqo is making his film toplining debut for Miramax in "Getting Over Alison," the Tommy O'Haver-directed romantic comedy about a high school hoopster (Ben Foster) who quits the…
Eric Reid has been named chief operating officer of Lakeshore Entertainment, while Robert Benun has been upped to senior veepee, business and legal affairs.
After a decade of deficits and stagnating audiences, the Sydney Film Festival is at last growing again.
Kate Winslet and Jim Threapleton's Telltale Films has signed an exclusive first-look development and production deal with Intermedia, which will handle their films' worldwide distribution.
A stage hit Off Broadway and on tour, standup comic Margaret Cho's solo show "I'm the One That I Want" remains a bawdy, oft-hilarious, moderately insightful autobiographical trip in its…
Variety will co-sponsor the seventh annual Austin Film Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference, which runs Oct. 12-19.
Indican Pictures has picked up domestic distribution on the festival hit "Cleopatra's Second Husband." Pic is the feature helming debut of Jon Reiss, who also directed the hit documentary "Better…
Troma Pictures acquisitions execs take note! From the Saul Bass homage of its opening titles to its highly authentic, comic evocation of 1950s' grade-Z moviemaking, first-time writer-director Kelly…