"I think I looked pretty surprised, didn't I?" said Steven Soderbergh, who took home the gold for directing "Traffic."
Big-budget movies shot in Hawaii last year generated record production revenues of $136 million -- a 39% jump from 1999. The just-released figures exceeded the state's estimate of $125 million.
Beacon Communications is acquiring U.S. remake rights to the 1999 Italian feature "Not of This World," with veteran producer Michael Gruskoff attached to develop the English-language version.
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" has captured many hearts and soared into the commercial treetops during its jaunt around the world. But the film's four Oscar wins Sunday earned it a special place in…
Oscar this year took a Roman holiday, as "Gladiator" nabbed five Academy Awards, including best picture. But the film has the dubious distinction of winning the top prize without a screenplay or…
With most of the studios having their Academy Award parties on Saturday, it was a case of, in Shakespeare's words, "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers" who gathered early to dine and watch the…
Premiere Megaplex, an exhibition joint venture between Spanish broadcaster Tele 5 and indie distrib Tripictures, cut the ribbon on its first plex Saturday, bowing an eight-plex in the Spanish…
Newcomers reigned: Of the 31 individuals who took home competitive Oscars, 19 were first-time nominees.
The latest: "Gladiator" is named Best Picture. Visit our Academy Central section for photos of arrivals and more information on the winners, nominees, critic picks, Variety reviews, and a historical…
Peter Bart: The Backlot
MGM's lovable-grifters laffer "Heartbreakers" conned its way into the affections of Oscar-weekend auds with an estimated $12.3 million over three days.