Mandate Pictures will finance, develop and handle worldwide distribution rights for "Juno," the screenwriting debut of Minneapolis-based writer Diablo Cody.
Jeff Skoll's Participant Prods. has partnered with ThinkFilm and MTV Films on the upcoming release of Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro's "Murderball."
First Look Media has picked up worldwide rights to docu "Emmanuel's Gift," planning a U.S. theatrical release for September. Oprah Winfrey narrated the film, which tells the story of a young Ghana…
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The supervisory board of the Berlin Film Festival has extended the contract of Dieter Kosslick, who will remain director of the fest through 2010, Berlinale organizers said Thursday.
The Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Assn. of Japan has named Shochiku prexy Junichi Sakomoto its chairman.
In a mouth-watering move for homevid aficionados, Pedro Almodovar is prepping in Spain a DVD collector's edition of his filmography.
Lions Gate Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Neil Marshall horror film "The Descent." Pic is Marshall's follow-up to his debut, "Dog Soldiers." Story follows six young women on a…
Just for Variety: Hollywood remembered Anne Bancroft Wednesday night at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. (She died June 6). Carl Reiner hosted. It was not easy for Carl. He and wife Estelle were…
Fox Searchlight has upped VP Jill Gwen to senior vice president of finance and operations. Gwen will continue to report to Fox Searchlight topper Peter Rice and Jane Waxman, senior VP of planning and…
Jon Amiel is set to direct darkly funny WWI feature "Angel Makers" for London-based the Producers, working closely with writer Paul Billing on the script. "Angel," based on a true story of intrigue…