| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Entertainment journalist Alexandra Cheney has joined Variety as a senior film reporter covering all aspects of the movie business.
She will report and write about industry trends and the endeavors of the Hollywood's major studios, focusing on financing...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:39 PM
BEIJING — In 1957, when he was nearly 50 years old, Run Run Shaw made a grand bet on his movie dreams. He bought 46 acres of hilly land in a remote part of Hong Kong — paying the British colonial government just 45 cents per square foot...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:15 PM
For much of last year, Amy Pascal was under fire.
The co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment presided over two of last year's big-budget bombs, "After Earth" and "White House Down." Her studio reported losses of $181 million for the summer months....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:30 PM
It's not that Sundance festival director John Cooper wasn't always a "movie guy." It's just that, prior to joining the staff 25 years ago, he had dedicated most of his creative energy to the stage.
Turns out Cooper's collaborative New York theater...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Despite gains in feature and television production last year, Los Angeles experienced whopping losses in location film activity over the last two decades as Hollywood took its show on the road, according a new report.
While location filming for...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
ROME - The Italian film industry is predictably elated about Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty" scooping the Golden Globe for best foreign film, which comes twenty-five years after Italy won its last Golden Globe, for Giuseppe Tornatore's "Cinema...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 9:23 AM
The porn film industry faces another shutdown after it was announced Friday that a performer had tested positive for HIV.
The name and gender of the performer were not released. Officials with the Free Speech Coalition, an adult-film industry trade...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:06 PM
How much longer can Hollywood claim to be the movie capital of the world? Can the California Legislature reverse the slide of film production away from Los Angeles simply by enhancing tax credits for the movie and television industry or, one day, will the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Hong Kong film magnate Run Run Shaw, who built the Shaw Bros. studio into the largest in Asia in the 1960s and ’70s, popularized the kung fu genre around the world and later became a major philanthropist, died Tuesday at 106.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Hollywood stakeholders are calling on California to bolster its film and TV tax credit to keep its homegrown industry from permanently leaving the state.
Film industry and union officials are mobilizing to back legislation this year that would...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:01 AM
The holidays are a time when family-friendly films pack in audiences like the Dallas Cowboys pack-in last-minute turnovers. But even in a season when the G and PG films come with a built-in head start, it's hard not to be impressed by what "Frozen" has...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:46 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Universal Pictures' decision Wednesday to shut down production of "Fast & Furious 7" following the death of star Paul Walker is a blow to Georgia's burgeoning film industry.