Michael Fleming: Dish
Director Curtis Hanson has found his pre-strike project -- in the form of a small stuffed animal known as Greg.
In the film business, the only thing harder to cope with than failure is unexpected success. Four years ago, a trio of inexperienced filmmakers with decidedly arthouse leanings produced a little film…
At first glance, 2000 was a flat year for the seven U.S. majors at overseas theaters, as the studios' combined rentals outside North America tallied $2.23 billion -- a slender improvement on 1999's…
Britain's FilmFour has joined forces again with Good Machine to acquire the spec script "Mondo Beyondo" from first-time writers David Guion and Michael Handelman.
There are major changes afoot at this year's Cannes Film Fest -- even the pic-selection process is shifting.
Spanish James Bond spoof "Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella" saw the second-highest-grossing bow ever in Spain, romping to Pta582.6 million ($3.24 million) over its first weekend off 300 copies.
Teen movies have suddenly gone colder than the corpses in a slasher pic -- and stricter safeguards against marketing R-rated fare aren't making things easier.
Christopher Walken has closed a deal to play the lead human in the largely animatronic "The Country Bears" for the Walt Disney Co. (Daily Variety, Feb. 27).
Studio Babelsberg is looking to launch two investment funds to bankroll U.S. and European pics. Company execs said a $224 million fund will be set up with an unnamed major U.S. independent producer…
With a little help from seven unidentified private investors, theater producer Adam Epstein is moving into feature film production via his newly formed Bonmark Entertainment shingle.
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