Mexican helmer-scribe Guillermo del Toro and Chilean thesp Leonor Varela ("Blade 2") will exec produce Chilean fantasy horror pic "The Call of the Sea."
As the entertainment world embraces digital distribution, the major studios have been reluctant to join in, fearful that piracy would render their product -- and their libraries -- essentially…
At a recent digital cinema event in Hollywood, a speaker joked that it was no accident exhibs had dubbed nonfeature content "Other Digital Stuff." That's O-D-S for short. Pronounced odious. The line…
The HBO documentary "Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters" will be screened May 19 at the Cannes Film Festival as an official selection. Directed by Bill Couturie, the docu was produced in…
J.J. Abrams is becoming the next Gene Roddenberry. Paramount is breathing life into its "Star Trek" franchise by setting "Mission: Impossible III" helmer J.J. Abrams to produce and direct the 11th…
Jeannine Lewis has joined Variety as senior consumer account executive, overseeing all national consumer and luxury categories for the West Coast.
He's logged more programming time than any other television personality in history -- he's closing in on 16,000 hours -- and his career has spanned a vast evolutionary period of the tube medium.
Ron Howard is attached to direct "The Look of Real," a Winnie Holzman-scripted ensembler that follows a group of young women in the garment industry.
"There isn't a film that I've got in my queue -- and I'm four deep right now in projects that I've got scripted and want to shoot -- that I wouldn't want to make in 3-D," James Cameron says. "I'm…
Peter Bogdanovich will direct "The Broken Code," a biopic about the research scientist whose X-ray photographs played a key role in James Watson's and Francis Crick's discovery of DNA's…
Columbia Pictures has bought the spec "The Art of Cool" by scribe Alex Sabeti for mid-six figures. Mosaic Media is producing. Pic is a high school comedy that centers on a geeky student who discovers…