Confirming a new direction for the Seville European Film Festival, Solveig Anspach's memorably kooky comedy "Back Soon" took the Andalusian fest's top Golden Giraldillo.
NBC Universal is saving $1 million an episode by making drama skein "The Philanthropist" in London rather than in Los Angeles, the company's international prexy Peter Smith said Monday.
British thesp James McAvoy has joined the panel of judges selecting the five-strong shortlist for BAFTA's Orange Rising Star Award, which will be voted on by the public from Jan. 8.
Former Variety senior exec Peter Cowie has joined the jury of European Film Promotion's rising thesp contest, Shooting Stars.
The Singapore Film Festival is creating new awards for local films at its 2009 edition, which runs April 14-25.
Alex Goldstone has left his post as partner at management-production company Fuse Entertainment to become a manager at Anonymous Content.
Kiefer Sutherland has signed with CAA. Sutherland leaves the William Morris Agency along with his longtime agent, Scott Lambert, who announced internally his plans to leave WMA.
Mark Burnett is partnering with the owners of the NBA's Sacramento Kings to develop a reality series showcasing the team's players, coaches, management and operational personnel as they attempt to…
Thesp-turned-scribe Chris Moynihan has a pair of projects in the works at the Peacock -- including a comedy conjured up by magician Criss Angel.
It's going to take another year -- at least -- before the home entertainment biz swings back into growth.
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Lucy1Daily:$11.8M Cumulative:$43.9M Universal Pictures -21.55%
Hercules2Daily:$8.5M Cumulative:$29.8M Paramount Pictures -16.73%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$5.3M Cumulative:$172.5M Fox -20.58%