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."
Over the years, digital cinema has been promised as the cure for everything that ails the film business. Lower costs, higher picture quality and complete antipiracy protection were all mentioned as…
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.
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.
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…
The CW has hired Betsy McGowen to head up Kids' WB, the nascent netlet's Saturday morning kids block.
Brendan Fraser will topline "Journey 3-D," Walden Media/New Line's update of Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth." Fraser will portray a geologist who, with his teenage son, discovers a…
As it continues to expand its presence in the indie and international film worlds, ICM has hired Sarah Lash, former IFC Films veep of acquisitions and co-productions, as an agent in its New York…