During the American Film Market Daily Variety will be located in suites 656-657 at the Loews Santa Monica. The main office phone number is (310) 576-6927, fax (310) 576-6938. Copies of Daily Variety…
Mark Steven Johnson is in talks to write and direct "Daredevil," the live-action version of the Marvel Comics superhero franchise that recently took root at Columbia (Daily Variety, Nov. 23). Johnson…
Richard Sylbert, still outspoken (and still glamorous) at 71, believes "production designer" is a title searching for a definition, but few who practice the craft have ever been as definite about it…
Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures will likely set sail from its first-look deal at 20th Century Fox and is in talks about dropping anchor at Sony Pictures Entertainment's harbor.
Blake Edwards' films have always been well dressed, and one only has to think of Audrey Hepburn's chic outfits in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and Bo Derek's efficient display of fabric in "10" to…
Every production designer has a mentor. In the case of Rick Carter, who has worked with Robert Zemeckis on six films and Steven Spielberg on three, that mentor was this year's Art Directors Guild's…
Katterli Frauenfelder has been tapped as associate producer for this year's Oscar kudocast, her first collaboration with the Academy. She recently completed work as an assistant director on…
Following a protracted negotiation process, Trimark Pictures has acquired North American rights to the Sundance pic "Songcatcher" for low seven figures.
The wait is over. Or is it? Steven Spielberg confirmed that he will not be directing the first installment of "Harry Potter" for Warner Bros. (Daily Variety, Feb. 22), a move that opens the gates for…
Initial Entertainment Group and Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures will team on "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," with IEG fully financing the $15 million-$20 million budgeted drama.