Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to producer-director Jonathan Demme's "Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains" from Participant Prods.
ABC Family has given a pilot order to a drama based on the young adult novel "Samurai Girl: Book of the Sword."
Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart, producer Cathy Schulman and helmer-producer Joel Schumacher have been selected to judge this year's Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards.
New Line's "Hairspray" is showing a lot of bounce and holding power, becoming only the third recent musical to cross the $100 million mark at the domestic box office after "Chicago" and "Dreamgirls."
Pedal-to-the-metal combo of crimer and blood-soaked hell-ride tips its hat to classics.
The American Film Institute will announce its eighth annual awards on Dec. 16 and honor the winners on Jan. 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.
Indian entertainment promoter Wizcraft formally announced the 2008 start of the "Unforgettable" tour at a press conference Saturday at the Mandarin Hotel.
An Oct. 6 luncheon will be the centerpiece of Variety's Power of Youth, a new philanthropic program designed to encourage the next generation in Hollywood to become involved with humanitarian efforts.
Variety.com has hired Mike Jones in the newly created position of managing editor, film festivals.
Film provides occasional visual delights but fails to engage emotionally.