| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:25 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Sometimes bad weather is an important supporting player in the movies. After all, without a thunderclap and a forked bolt of electricity striking his operating-room lightning rod, Dr. Frankenstein never could have shrilled his triumphant, "It's alive! It'...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Film sets are notoriously wasteful places. Big movies can generate 225 tons of scrap metal, nearly 50 tons of construction and set debris, and 72 tons of food waste.
But Hollywood crews are starting to change their ways — and the results could...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:00 PM
"Third Person," the latest interlocking puzzle from Paul Haggis, is about love. But it's not a soft and fuzzy sort of love. As Leona Lewis put it in the pop hit a few years ago, it's the "you cut me open and I keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding" sort....
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Natalie Portman has lightened up her hair color, and the result is tres chic.
The "Thor: The Dark World" star attended the Miss Dior Exhibition on Thursday in Shanghai looking ladylike and sophisticated with a caramel-hued, curled bob.
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:00 PM
There is dark, and then there is the über-noir, transgressive vision of modernist choreographer Angelin Preljocaj.
Founding Ballet Preljocaj in Champigny-sur-Marne in 1984, the French-born Albanian shot to fame in 1990 by setting "Romeo and Juliet" in...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:09 PM
A former intern for the Los Angeles Clippers has filed a federal lawsuit against the Sterling Family Trust, claiming the team violated labor laws by not paying interns.
Frank Cooper alleges that he regularly logged 40- to 50-hour work weeks as an...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A wave of lawsuits has led some of the biggest Hollywood companies to end their long-standing practice of not paying interns. But there's a high-profile holdout in this labor controversy: the popular horror and comedy studio Lionsgate.
| May 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Absolutely Anything," a sci-fi farce combining Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale with members of Monty Python's Flying Circus, has racked up strong sales at Cannes.
The film, currently in post-production with Terry Jones directing, has been sold by GFM...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard are set to star in "Prima," produced by Daniel Dubiecki ("Juno," "Up in the Air") and Lara Alameddine of Los Angeles-based The Allegiance Theater. Embankment is selling international territories.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:30 AM
NEW YORK — The ark in "Noah" should be the ultimate petting zoo, but a warning sign on the film's massive set here tells visitors to keep their hands to themselves: "Animals are fragile. Please do not touch."
There are fake mammals crowding one...