In a six-figure deal, DreamWorks has optioned John Colapinto's upcoming novel "About the Author" for a film to be produced by Marc Platt. In the thriller a writer assumes the identity of a deceased…
Motion picture processing laboratory Adlabs Films plans to raise $11 million in a Dec. 11 offering on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Company is setting up the country's first Imax dome in Bombay.
Revolution Studios has closed deals for a pic called "Tour Guide," from an original idea by Revolution principal Todd Garner, to be penned by Ron Anderson and directed by Daniel Stern ("Rookie of the…
The directors of German skinhead pic "Oi! Warning" have been forced to cancel appearances after receiving death threats from real-life skinheads angered by its gay theme. Police have told directors…
Jonathan Demme is finalizing plans to direct "The Truth About Charlie" as his next pic, looking to start production in the spring for Universal. The film is a retitled remake of Stanley Donen's 1963…
"Whiteout" is set to become Fuji TV's second $40 million domestic B.O. earner in a year. Japan's top live-actioner of 2000, about a terrorist attack on a dam in winter, stars Yuji Oda and Nanako…
The Lion will bolt its Santa Monica lair in May 2003 for high-rise digs to be constructed in Century City and christened MGM Tower.
Japanese parliament members held a special screening Tuesday of Toei's new film "Battle Royale," about a fight to the death among high school students, and then blasted its director for being out of…
Two weeks after Miracle Entertainment co-founder Richard Abramson exited the fledgling finance, sales and production company (Daily Variety, Nov. 13), principals Neil Sacker, Julie Savay-Ross and…
Regal Cinemas, which has been trying to stay out of bankruptcy court, has closed its unprofitable FunScape unit, a 3-year-old venture involving game arcades and concession areas tied to seven theater…
Throughout its 72-year history, the Academy Awards has generated many figures of note, as well as many quirky little facts about movies.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Oscars: With Historic ‘Moonlight’ Win, the Academy Embraces Empathy Over Escapism
- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
- ‘La La Land’ Makes Damien Chazelle Youngest Best Director Winner in Oscars History