The Sundance Institute's 20th annual Independent Producers Conference opened Thursday in Park City, Utah, with the annual event aiming to support the development of indie film while offering…
Bollywood cracks the epic code with "The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey," a gorgeously lensed, well-structured audience-pleaser that harks back to classic Hollywood blockbusters of the '50s and…
China Star has eight pics in pre-production, just in time for its new deal with News Corp.'s Star Group. Arrangement gives Star Chinese Movies exclusive paybox broadcast, video-on-demand and…
Warner Bros. has acquired remake rights to the French comedy "Apres Vous," and the studio will craft it as a star vehicle for Billy Crystal, who will produce with Art Linson.
Paramount has acquired film rights to A.J. Jacobs' "The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Obey the Bible As Literally As Possible" and set it up at Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment.
The daring 1944 rescue of 511 U.S. POWs from a notorious Japanese prison camp in the Philippines proved to be a golden opportunity to assuage the shame of the previous surrender. "The Great Raid," on…
Just for Variety: On Aug. 23, Academy prexy Frank Pierson wings from the wrap party of the Showtime seg of "The L Word" he's directing in Vancouver to the Acad's board of governors meeting, where his…
The plausibility factor is zero but the entertainment quotient runs fairly high in nimble actioner "The Transporter 2." Effortlessly transplanted from the South of France to Miami, sophomore…
In a mid-six-figure deal, Twentieth Century Fox has hired "Haven" helmer Frank E. Flowers to adapt and direct an English-language remake of Beto Brant's Brazilian thriller "The Trespasser."