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  • Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend

    Favorites, but few breakouts, at Toronto film festival opening weekend
    The opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival are some of the most important days on the film calendar, in recent years propelling pictures such as "Slumdog Millionaire," "Gravity" and "The King's Speech" on major commercial and awards...
  • Variety Screening Series Kicks Off With 'The Boxtrolls'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - On Thursday night, the Variety Screening Series kicked off in Hollywood with "The Boxtrolls," the latest offering from stop-motion animation company Laika. For the Portland, Ore. based animation studio, which also produced...
  • Toronto: Jennifer Aniston's 'She's Funny That Way' Nears $4 Million Deal With Clarius Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Toronto might be inching to a close, but the second weekend of the festival saw another heated bidding war. New distributor Clarius Entertainment is nearing a $4 million deal for domestic rights to the screwball comedy "She's...
  • Ann Hui's 'Golden Era' To Represent Hong Kong in Oscar Race

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG -- Ann Hui's "Golden Era," which was the closing film at this month's Venice film festival, has been selected to represent Hong Kong in the foreign-language Oscar race. The Tang Wei-starring film is a biopic of early...
  • 8 Strange Moments from James Franco's New Book

    What do Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay Lohan and James Franco have in common? They're all prominently featured in James Franco's new book, "Hollywood Dreaming." His sixth book won't hit bookshelves until Sept. 23, but Variety took an early peek to pick out...
  • TIFF 2014: With 'Pigeon,' director Roy Andersson goes out on a limb

    Cult director Roy Andersson was sitting at his kitchen table in Stockholm, struggling to come up with an idea for a script, when he noticed a pigeon on his window sill. “Immediately I thought. ‘Does he have problems too? Maybe he also is...
  • Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...
  • 'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today

    'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today
    A rediscovered 44-year-old film about the genesis and transformation of one of Chicago's oldest street gangs is becoming a training tool for interventionists working with the city's street organizations today. The 1970 non-fiction film, "Lord Thing,"...
  • James Franco and the Actor He Can't Get Enough Of Talk Stage, Film and How to Play Crazy

    When James Franco directs, he calls Scott Haze. The actor (named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch last year) not only stars in Franco's movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy novel "Child of God," opening Aug. 1. He also plays the lead in Franco's Off...
  • Venice: Russian Maestro Andrei Konchalovsky on Digital Filmmaking

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Nearly 50 years after directing his debut feature, "The First Teacher," Russian maestro Andrei Konchalovsky returns to the Venice Film Festival competition for the fifth time as director with "The Postman's White Nights." No...
  • Still Waiting for the Wow Factor at Toronto

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There have been many good films at this year's Toronto Film Festival, but as the third day of the festival dawns, studio executives and buyers privately acknowledge that this year's gathering so far lacks a "must see" picture....