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  • Oscar nominations 2014: Laying odds on the six major races

    Oscar nominations 2014: Laying odds on the six major races
    We won't have to wait long to see what kind of final decisions Oscar voters will be making out of Thursday's Oscar nominations. This weekend brings the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild awards, with the Directors Guild following on Jan. 25. Those...
  • First Image Released of Jim Broadbent in 'Get Santa'

    LONDON -- The first image has been released of Jim Broadbent starring in "Get Santa," which is shooting in London and Yorkshire, Northern England. Altitude Film Sales will be selling the pic at the European Film Market in Berlin. When Santa (Broadbent)...
  • Oscars: Inconvenient Truths at Heart of Best Picture Race

    What a difference a year makes. 2012's best picture nominees tended to look on the salvageable side of life. "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Life of Pi," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and certainly winner "Argo" all suggested there exists a "Silver...
  • Academy: We Will Get Visual Effects Oscar Presentation Right This Year

    Snafus in the presentation of the visual effects Oscar last year infuriated the vfx community, which was already in pain after the bankruptcies of Digital Domain and Rhythm and Hues Studios. According to an Academy insider, the org knows that people were...
  • Animal wranglers add themselves to endangered species list

    Animal wranglers add themselves to endangered species list
    Animal wrangler Jim Brockett stands a few yards away from Arrow, like a director studying his actor. The African augur hawk latches his yellow talons onto what looks like a severed finger — actually a piece of foam — and swoops into the...
  • Directors on Their Teams: J.C. Chandor on 'All is Lost'

    On Monday, "All is Lost's" Robert Redford won the actor prize from the N.Y. Film Critics Circle and he's been the focus of most media attention for the film. But this drama is far from a one-man show. The pic was written and directed by J.C. Chandor....
  • Walden Media Sets Expansion into TV, Animation

    Philip Anschutz's Walden Media, which specializes in family movies, is expanding its feature-film activities with the goal of financing a slate of high-end, star-driven commercial projects along with moving into TV and animation. Walden is also revamping...
  • Fourth Narnia Movie Taps 'Life of Pi' Writer David Magee

    "Life of Pi" writer David Magee has signed on to write the fourth "Chronicles of Narnia" film. The hiring of Magee comes two months after Mark Gordon reached a deal with the C.S. Lewis Co. to jointly develop and produce "The Chronicles of Narnia: The...
  • Academy Announces Oscar Visual Effects Shortlist

    Updated 3:30 p.m. Variety has obtained the Academy's short list for the visual effects Oscar. These 10 films will compete at the vfx "bakeoff" in January. In alphabetical order: "Elysium," "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Iron Man 3,"...
  • Asian Award Shows Seek Meaning, China Relevance

    HONG KONG - Asia's film award shows cannot agree on much. They disagree as to where Asia is and even on what counts as an Asian movie. But, significantly, they all include China in the mix. That's smart as that's where the money is. And how well the...
  • 'Digital HD' Has Hopes High at Studios' Home Entertainment Divisions

    There's a tipping point in sight for the home-entertainment business, one in which consumer spending on titles delivered digitally as purchases, rentals and through subscription streaming will edge past spending on packaged media. This shift to digital...