Steven Soderbergh, who vaulted to Academy prominence with a rare two nominations in the best-director category, overcame potential vote splitting as he copped his first Oscar for the drug war drama…
"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…
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.
Both Mega Channel and Antenna will be in Cannes to snap up features films, hour dramas and a few sitcoms.
Cameras have started to roll on "I am Dina," the latest pic by "Nightwatch" helmer Ole Bornedal. Germany's Gemini Film is co-producing the Euro project, which stars Gerard Depardieu and Marie…
Greg Hoffman has been appointed executive VP of production for Lynda Obst's Paramount-based shingle. Hoffman, reporting to Obst, will be involved with development, production and the packaging of…