Variety will co-sponsor the seventh annual Austin Film Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference, which runs Oct. 12-19.
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…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that it will unspool a restored print of the 1946 pic "A Matter of Life and Death" (aka "Stairway to Heaven") July 21.
Pics by Cameron Crowe, Christopher Guest and Rod Lurie will see their world premieres at the 25th annual Toronto Intl. Film Festival, set to run Sept. 7-16. Fest director Piers Handling and managing…
As the Czech film community packs up for the annual mid-summer trek to the Karlovy Vary Film Festival beginning today, the sale of Barrandov is hanging in the air. A deal for the film studio, one of…
Moviefan Scandinavia, a new Copenhagen, Denmark-based production company, will launch its first feature at the Mifed market in Milan, Italy, in November.
Universal Focus and Working Title 2 have greenlit the horror thriller "Long Time Dead" with Lukas Haas ("The Pearl") toplining.
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…
In a stunning upset, Warner Bros.' "The Perfect Storm" nearly doubled up Sony's "The Patriot" through the first three days of their epic box-office battle, earning an estimated $41 million for Friday…
Even before bowing his account of macabre serial killer Ed Gein, U.K. producer-distributor Hamish McAlpine is fast-tracking an adaptation of the exploits of another killer, Ted Bundy. Director Chuck…
The outer limits of R-rated respectability are stretched, if not shredded, by Keenen Ivory Wayans' gleefully gross and exuberantly smutty "Scary Movie," a zany scattershot spoof of teen horror pics…