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…
DisneyToon Studios has upped Brian Snedeker to senior vice president of pre-production and Karen Ferguson to veep of 3-D production. Snedeker, most recently senior VP of creative affairs, will report…
Indie distribber Magnolia Pictures and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have pacted to pick up domestic distribution rights to writer-helmer Rodrigo Garcia's "Nine Lives." Magnolia takes theatrical…
MTV Films has acquired rights to Holly Black's "Valiant," a modern-day fairy tale project that's been set up with Mosaic Media Group producers Chuck Roven and Alex Gartner.
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…
The Producers Guild of America has launched a free program to foster Hollywood's production of projects that reflect creative and cultural diversity. The PGA Diversity Workshop will take place over…