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  • '100-Year-Old-Man' Takes Over Swedish Box Office

    A quirky and adventurous geriatric is running roughshod over the Swedish box office. Felix Herngren's "The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared," released by Disney Nordic on 400 screens Dec. 25, has passed the 1 million-...
  • Peter Greenaway Shoots 'Eisenstein in Guanajuato' in Mexico

    LONDON -- Peter Greenaway has started lensing "Eisenstein in Guanajuato" in Mexico. International rights for the film are being handled by Rezo Films. The pic is produced by Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting for Submarine ("Last Hijack," "Meet the Fokkens,"...
  • Berlin: Finnish Director Antti Jokinen to Helm Romance 'Helena' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Popular Finnish helmer Antti Jokinen ("Resident," "Purge") is to direct "Helena," a romance-drama set during WWII in Finland's Lapland province, a major European battle ground of the war. "Helena" will topline rising star Krista Kosonen, whose first...
  • Is Europe headed for divorce?

     Is Europe headed for divorce?
    Now that the German elections are over, Germany and France will launch a great initiative to save the European project. Marking the centennial of 1914 and World War I, this will contrast favorably with the weak and confused leadership under which Europe...
  • Variety Honors Hollywood's New Leaders

    Bert Marcus, 31 Producer, Bert Marcus Prods. Most documentaries bored USC grad and former Clear Channel worker Marcus, so he decided to make interesting ones like "Teenage Paparazzo" (acquired by HBO at Sundance 2010), "How to Make Money Selling Drugs"...
  • Finland stabbings and gun control

    Finland stabbings and gun control
    There's a story out of Finland today about a 16-year-old kid who stabbed four people at his school. Earlier this year, the dude threatened to "kill the whole school" if he had a gun. Well, he didn't have a gun, maybe because his country's laws stopped...
  • Hollywood's New Leaders: Agents

    1. Julian Savodivker, 36 Television and features agent, Montana Artists Agency Savodivker joined below-the-line agency Montana in 2005 as an assistant in the business affairs department. He was promoted to head of finance and operations in 2007 and...
  • Turns Out U.S. Adults Can't Pass The Test, Either

    Tired of bemoaning the deplorable rankings of American students when their test scores are compared to their peers in other developed countries? Lighten up and look in the mirror. It seems the problem begins a generation back, if not two or three. If we...
  • Review: Fun to be had in works of Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland

    Review: Fun to be had in works of Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland
    Soft-core pornography has been a staple of Western art since at least 1538, when Titian finished his lusciously naked “Venus of Urbino” reclining seductively on a couch, painted for the bed chamber of Guidobaldo della Rovere, a local duke in...
  • Are America's students falling behind the world?

    The standardized tests known as the Program for International Student Assessment are considered so important that when the latest results were released last week, the U.S. Department of Education participated in a so-called PISA Day. The leaders of...
  • 10 Directors to Watch: 'Heart of a Lion' Director Dome Karukoski Tests Limits

    "Liberation inspires me," says Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski. As someone who "doesn't control himself," Karukoski, the director of the neo-Nazi family drama "Heart of a Lion," lives the same way he likes his cinema: without compunction. "If I have...
  • Hollywood's New Leaders: Digital

    1. Sarah Penna, 29 Co-founder/chief creative officer, Big Frame The reality TV vet co-founded Big Frame, a media company and talent management firm, in 2011 at age 26. Dubbed "CAA for the digital set," it's now one of the top networks on YouTube with...