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  • 'Midnight Rider' Filmmakers Issue Statement: 'This Was Not a Crime'

    Through their attorneys, "Midnight Rider" filmmakers Randall Miller and Jody Savin issued a public statement in which they call the Feb. 22 train accident that killed Sarah Jones a "horrible tragedy and horrific accident" but say that they did not...
  • Tykwer's Shingle Back in Durban With 'Veve'

    Tom Tykwer's Kenyan shingle One Fine Day Films is in Durban this week for the fourth time with "Veve," which has its world premiere July 20. A complex exploration of the trade in khat, a mildly narcotic crop grown in the East African nation, pic marks...
  • Weinstein Co. looks to spin off its television division

    Weinstein Co. looks to spin off its television division
    One of the most formidable personalities in the movie business, Harvey Weinstein, is looking to become a bigger force in the television world. Just seven months after announcing that it was making a more aggressive push into the television business,...
  • Charges could prompt film industry to take crew safety more seriously

    Criminal charges brought against producers of the independent film "Midnight Rider," which was shut down after a deadly train crash, could prompt the movie industry to take crew safety more seriously on risky location shoots, industry experts say. A...
  • Las Vegas is placing its bets on Hollywood

    Las Vegas is placing its bets on Hollywood
    This post has been updated. See correction below. In the trailer for the current Screen Gems movie "Think Like a Man Too," actor Kevin Hart is shown dancing in his underwear and socks, sliding across the marble floor of the opulent Constantine villa...
  • Downtown Film Festival L.A. celebrates indie film and urban renewal

    Downtown Film Festival L.A. celebrates indie film and urban renewal
    Downtown Los Angeles has a long history with the movies, dating back to the days when Harold Lloyd dangled from a clock tower in "Safety Last!" and neon-lighted movie palaces lined Broadway. Much has changed since then — for the neighborhood and...
  • Hungary's Movie Renaissance Continues as Pix Win Laurels, Incentives Rise, and Hungarian Film Week Returns

    The Hungarian film biz is on a roll, and keen to maintain its momentum. Variety spoke to Agnes Havas, head of the Hungarian National Film Fund, who is attending the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival this week, about the three Hungarian features playing...
  • Karlovy Vary Jury Prexy Ahmet Boyacioglu on Turkey's Blossoming Film Scene

    Prominent Turkish film industry multi-hyphenate (fest programmer, producer, director, promoter) Ahmet Boyacioglu is this year's chairman of the East of the West jury at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which recently added Turkey and Greece to its core...
  • Dispute could shut down Ventura County railway used in film shoots

    Dispute could shut down Ventura County railway used in film shoots
    The local film industry's go-to location for shooting railway scenes could be nearing the end of the line. Fillmore & Western Railway Co. may be forced to shut down as a result of a legal dispute with the Ventura County Transportation Commission,...
  • Entertainment Education: America's Film School Programs

    American Film Institute, Los Angeles Graduate students in AFI's production-based program make 4-10 films in two years under the guidance of master filmmakers led by artistic director James L. Brooks. AFI alumni number 4,500, with an impressive 81% of them...
  • Les Moonves and Jeff Shell Defend Movie Industry, Blast Aereo for 'Stealing' Content

    "Fifty Shades of Grey," the Supreme Court Aereo case and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg's recent critique of the film business were among the many topics of discussion Wednesday morning at the Milken Global Conference's "Entertainment: The...