Before the Internet economy flatlined, the Web was hailed as revolutionary force in two respects: It was both a new venue for entertainment viewing and an electronic talent scout.
Imagine a chain of movie theaters featuring projectors without film -- and entertainment other than movies -- and you get the idea behind the budding exhib niche loosely called "private cinema…
Critics can't make or break films, but they did no favors to "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" in its world preem in the U.K., while auds in many other territories didn't need reviews to tell them there's…
As new players continue to emerge on the Italian acquisitions front, a raft of middlemen traditionally active in television sales is snapping up theatrical rights to top-flight indie product, making…
South African visual effects artist Jeremy Hattingh has a jumbo-sized problem -- how to make an elephant swing a helicopter around at the end of a rope.
Variety's 10 Producers to Watch were feted Monday at the Variety Pavilion at a festive cocktail hour. Four of the honorees were on hand to receive plaques from Variety publisher Charlie Koones.
"Dances With Wolves" sequel "The Holy Road" will be one of the projects backed by Internationale Medien and Film's third film fund, the $132 million IMF 3.
South Africa's Film and Publication Board has banned Italian filmmaker Ruggero Deodata's "Cannibal Holocaust" for distribution and public exhibition, but not for private possession.
Production has begun in Cape Town on "Manhunt," a $1 million James Bond-esque telepic starring Richard Chamberlain, to screen in the U.S. and Germany. Budget is high for a local production, and the…
Japan will create its first national film commission in June as debt-ridden cities attempt to lure moviemakers. At least 10 cities have set up commissions over the last two years to promote their…