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…
Anne Sterling is ankling her post as senior veep of production at Buena Vista Motion Picture Group to partner with Michael Beckner in the Beckner Story Co. Beckner penned "Spy Game" and is developing…
The British Academy Film Awards will be handed out Feb. 25 next year, four weeks before the Oscars instead of two weeks after the Hollywood ceremony. The British Academy of Film & Television Arts…
Timothy Dalton and Kathy Bates have been added to the cast of the Morgan Creek Entertainment action comedy "Jesse James." Production is scheduled to begin on July 17 in Austin, Texas.
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…
After a decade of deficits and stagnating audiences, the Sydney Film Festival is at last growing again.
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…