New pics "300," "Ghost Rider" and "Wild Hogs" all have one thing in common: They far exceeded their "tracking numbers" -- the predictions of their weekend box office.
You can see "300" at 3,000 theaters, but this weekend past I saw three live shows in as many places, and will remember them, I promise you, long after the poetic high points of "Wild Hogs" have been…
The final "Star Wars" pic bowed in 2005 and George Lucas says he's still years away from a live-action TV series, but with 2007 marking the saga's 30th anniversary, the empire continues to strike up…
The Czech Republic is notorious for piracy, but the perpetrators aren't always criminal masterminds.
ShoWest isn't just about what's onscreen. Exhibs looking to boost offscreen revenues and ease their operations saw a plethora of product.
After three days of Milk Duds and movies at ShoWest, the annual confab is often reduced to a blur. But here's a quick glimpse at what clicked with attendees:
The first rule of dealing with studio labels is to figure out what's what. The second rule of labels is to avoid calling them "labels." One exec told Variety that his studio had three labels. The…
London Eye: With "Becoming Jane" released in the U.K. this month, "Wind Chill" due out Stateside in April and "In Bruges" shooting, producers Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin have a fair deal to…
While health-conscious and eco-friendly studio heads probably sympathize with antismoking groups, it's another matter to incorporate standards for lighting up into the ratings system.
The six major studios are skedded to release 67 films under their own banners this year. But their niche divisions will release 78. Over the past decade, Hollywood has come down with a severe case of…
Helmers Fred Schepisi and Nadia Tass have been selected for the New South Wales Film and TV Office's script intensive, Aurora, the 6-year-old workshop that previously produced "Little Fish" and…