French mini-major MK2 has notched sales to 40 territories of Michael Haneke's "The Piano Teacher," which scooped the Jury prize as well as acting kudos for stars Isabelle Huppert and Benoit Magimel…
Former Lira Films topper Raymond Danon is taking cinema chain UGC to the Tribunal de Grande Instance (the High Court) to recover 100 million francs ($13 million) he claims he is owed following the…
John McTiernan is near a deal to next direct "Smoke and Mirrors," a period drama that will star Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The film is being financed by IEG and is eyeing a mid-fall…
Michael Fleming: Dish
Helmer Aki Kaurismski will begin lensing "Irtolainen" (Vagrant), the second part of his trilogy on contemporary Finland, in August for a spring 2002 bow.
The fourth edition of the Latin American Screens (LAS) will take place in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Nov. 19-21.
Government-licensed film financier Macquarie Film Corp. and cable web Showtime are bankrolling "The Nugget," toplining Eric Bana.
In a surprising move, DreamWorks Pictures has agreed to sell half its stake in "The Road to Perdition" to Twentieth Century Fox. The DreamWorks-originated gangster pic will be helmed by Sam Mendes…
Just for Variety - Army Archerd
Screenwriter-helmer Frank Pugliese, a former artistic director of Gotham's Naked Angels Theater, is developing "Italian," a feature about Italian emigres in America, at GreeneStreet Films. Marisa…
Wall Streeters bought into the "Pearl Harbor" hoopla Monday, even as Disney's head mouseketeer effectively warned against irrational exuberance over the looming release of the World War II actioner.