In the late '80s, the market for spec screenplays went through the roof, and agents developed a system for funneling the demand into ever-higher paydays for the writer.
One state, various islands, five film commissioners. For newcomers to Hawaii production, it can be a tad confusing to sort out where and how to best do business. On the opposite side, state filming…
Haleakala, Maui's famous volcano, may be long dormant, but there's a new force of nature at work on the landscape of the Valley Isle.
Screen scribes are enjoying an increasing presence in bookstores, where scripts published as slim trade paperbacks appear simultaneous with a movie's release.
Cold Mountain: The Journey From Book to Film." "The Making of 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.' " "In America: A Portrait of the Film." "The Art of 'Finding Nemo.' "
One of the most talked-about transformations of the year is in "Monster," in which Charlize Theron gives an eerily convincing performance as Aileen Wournos, the hard-living Florida prostitute and…
A highly principled night clerk (Chiwetel Ejiofor) at a posh London hotel, who in his native Nigeria was a doctor, gets drawn into a scheme to extract organs from desperate immigrants in exchange for…
A family in which the mother (Patricia Clarkson) is dying of cancer embarks on a Thanksgiving journey from the suburbs to the N.Y. tenement apartment of ne'er-do-well daughter April (Katie Holmes)…
A wounded soldier (Jude Law) deserts the Confederate army and struggles homeward across a ravaged land to keep his promise to return to the love he left behind (Nicole Kidman).
One can hardly think of Anthony Minghella without a book nearby, and perhaps that's why people think of him for bigscreen adaptations.