Eric Reid has been named chief operating officer of Lakeshore Entertainment, while Robert Benun has been upped to senior veepee, business and legal affairs.
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…
Brazilian screenwriters are assembling a national association to form a united front on certain issues, but will not engage in collective bargaining.
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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.