Helmer Spike Lee's longtime collaborator and indie producer Sam Kitt has been named prexy of production for Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, the company announced Tuesday.
Six weeks before the scheduled opening of the 20th Moscow Intl. Film Festival, 60 Russian film and theater notables have addressed an open letter to Russian Premier Victor Chernomyrdin and Mayor of…
Jan De Bont has decided not to direct 20th Century Fox's "Zero Hour" and instead will turn his complete attention to the sci-fi western "Ghost Riders in the Sky" as his next directing project for Fox…
As the temperature continues to rise in Italy and theater-owners resign themselves to the customary summertime slump in trading, encouraging preliminary figures have been released for the box office…
Kimberly Greene and Camille Tucker, the duo who scripted the NBA comedy "Golddiggaz" with John Singleton, have inked a deal with Universal Pictures to write, produce and co-direct an upcoming feature.
Following two years of canceled or vastly reduced editions due to budget headaches and bureaucratic hitches, the Taormina Intl. Film Festival moves back to its traditional slot this summer, running…
Members of Mexico's film community took to the streets last weekend to protest the imminent demise of local cinema.
Andrew Deane and Neal Israel of Like Brothers Films will executive produce “A Course in Miracles.” Producer Stuart Birnbaum is not part of their company, contrary to what was reported Tuesday. * * *…
The European Commission has unveiled a new system of cash incentives for distributors to encourage the release of European films within Europe.
McElwaine/Hayes, the production company started by former ICM vice-chairman Guy McElwaine with his client Terry Hayes last July (Daily Variety, July 26), has entered into a multiyear deal with Morgan…
MPA sails Hudson at Mexico pirates The Motion Picture Assn. has hired Brendan Hudson as the country manager for its re-established anti-piracy program in Mexico. Piracy in the Mexican market is a…
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