• Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:30:31 +0000
    HONG KONG – A mixed cast of Hong Kong and Singapore stars will play off against each other in “King of Mahjong,” a comedy which is now in production. The mahjong comedy is a staple of the Hong Kong film industry, but is new to Singapore. The story focuses on two rival mahjong players, a... Read more »
  • Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:55:31 +0000
    Omar A. Razzak’s low-budget docu about Madrid’s last porn cinema is a winning if slight festival crowdpleaser.
  • Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:40:55 +0000
    Focus Features has found a friend, acquiring remake rights to Dominik Moll’s French thriller “With a Friend Like Harry.” Maven Pictures’ Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler are producing along with Michelle Krumm. Wentworth Miller is writing the screenplay adaptation. The story centers on the titular Harry, who approaches a henpecked husband at a rest stop... Read more »
  • Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:35:47 +0000
    Wilton Schiller, a writer and producer with a 50-year career that took him from the Golden Age of television to series such as “Lassie,” “Dragnet” and “The Fugitive” to “The Six Million Dollar Man,” died July 27 at home in Studio City, Calif. He was 95. Schiller wrote hundreds of episodes of series such as... Read more »
  • Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:21:49 +0000
    CBS Films, which saw co-president Wolfgang Hammer depart recently, has cut staff by nine, including exec VP of production Maria Faillace. Faillace will transition to being a producer on the upcoming CBS Films’ romantic comedy “The Exes,” directed by Andy Fickman. Some of the other departures may be moved into other CBS jobs or into... Read more »
  • Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:00:02 +0000
    Google’s YouTube will present its first-ever live interactive comedy improv event, “Off the Top,” on Aug. 1 and 2 hosted by EpicLLOYD (Lloyd Ahlquist) of Epic Rap Battles of History. The event, produced from YouTube Space LA, will comprise three segments: “Pain-prov,” involving a torture element; improvised rap battles; and improv games with actors in... Read more »
  • Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:53:22 +0000
    Supermodel Toni Garrn has joined the cast of the Radar Pictures, Sobe Brook Entertainment and Schizo Pictures co-production “Under the Bed.” Leonardo DiCaprio will produce through his Appian Way banner along with Jennifer Killoran, Shawn Papazian, Mike Weber and Ted Field. Daniel Myrick is writing and directing the pic. Hannah New will star. Story follows... Read more »
  • Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:45:08 +0000
    Hwang Jeong-min’s high-octane performance powers this tightly scripted, sensationally directed actioner.
  • Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:30:42 +0000
    Keith Urban has released a statement regarding an alleged rape that occurred at the Boston stop of his Raise ‘Em Up tour on Saturday, July 26. Hosted at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass., the statement refers to the accused rape of a 17-year old female by Sean Murphy, 18, which reportedly occurred on the... Read more »
  • Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:30:37 +0000
    Every popular new movie needs its own puppy or kitten parody video, but independent films don’t always get as much attention as blockbusters in the knockoff department. Variety deputy editor Pat Saperstein thought Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” was ripe for a video homage, and tweeted her suggestion to the Pet Collective. The Fremantle-owned digital animal channel... Read more »
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