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
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.
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…
Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey's Paramount-based Icon Prods. is in negotiations with Peter Segal to direct "StarChild," a sci fi comedy penned by Dan O'Dowd, with Tim Allen attached to star. Paramount…