In a first for Dutch state TV, Holland’s leading independent producer, JE Entertainment, has unveiled plans for a primetime daily soap for the ailing second public network, Nederland 2. Intended as…
Despite persistent rumors that several production companies are on the verge of bankruptcy, the Italian film industry seems to be relatively stable. One indication: Eight Italian film producers have…
As major studios increasingly rely on blockbusters to fill their coffers, big-ticket producers such as Joel Silver and Arnold Kopelson said no studio would bite if they pitched a low-budget picture.
The trailer for MGM's "Six Degrees of Separation" has been tagged "unsuitable for all audiences" by the Motion Picture Assn. of America because it contains a fleeting glimpse of male genitalia from…
After just one year on the job, Alan Riche is expected to leave his post as president and chief operating officer of filmmaker John Hughes' production company.
Republic Pictures optioned the offbeat romantic drama "The Parole Officer" late last week from writer Joel Blasberg for fast-track feature development, Daily Variety has learned.
Trimark Pictures announced Wednesday that its new production, "Evolver," a sci-fi thriller, will be shot in association with sister outfit Trimark Interactive, which will shoot separate footage for…
In an effort to capitalize on the critical acclaim for New Line's film "Menace II Society," New Line Home Video will put in place an extensive marketing push to support the film's homevid release.
"Sweet Potato Ride" filmmakers and former studio secretaries Kimberly Greene and Camille Tucker have signed for representation with Agency for the Performing Arts.
Andy Tennant has been set to direct and write the final draft of Fox's comedy "Hamlet," the story of an extraordinary pig who is put on a witness relocation program in a farmyard to escape evil…
After a wild bidding war, Castle Rock Entertainment has emerged the victor for Curtis Burch's script "Forever Anna."