Variety weighs in on a dozen indie features* that could find themselves in the kudo mix.
Variety weighs in on a dozen independently financed contender heavyweights that could find themselves in the kudo mix.
Oscar loves independents. Not a single wholly studio-backed project captured a top prize at last year's Academy Awards. Big winners "Million Dollar Baby," "The Aviator" and "Ray" all were co-financed…
Matt Dillon isn't the star of a movie playing in theaters right now. But if the one-sheets in bus shelters throughout Manhattan are anything to go by, you'd think otherwise. Instead, his brooding mug…
One sure sign that the indie pic market is in full swing again is when it's tough to get any completion bonders, much less bankers, on the phone. These financial players report they've got plenty of…
"Brokeback Mountain" is out. Not in theaters, of course -- the film doesn't open until early December -- but its ill-fated love story about two gay cowboys has sprung from the closet.
Autumn in the city means film fests for Gotham's showbiz players. On Sept. 23, the 43rd edition of the New York Film Festival kicks off; five days later, the upstate upstart Woodstock fest begins…
Woodstock might be synonymous with the famous 1969 concert, but one of the central happenings at this year's Woodstock Film Festival involves an entirely different music festival. On Aug. 1, 1971…
B.O. cume: $10 million Toppers:Jeff Sackman, prexy & CEO; Robert Lantos, chairman; Mark Urman, head of U.S. theatrical Upcoming releases: “Three of Hearts” (Oct. 19), “Where the Truth Lies” (Oct…
B.O. cume: $63 million Toppers: Peter Rice, president; Stephen Gilula, prexy of distribution; Nancy Utley, prexy of marketing Upcoming releases: “Separate Lies” (Sept. 16), “Roll Bounce” (Sept. 23),…
B.O. cume: $142 million Toppers: Tom Ortenberg, prexy, LGF Releasing; Peter Block, prexy, acquisitions, TV & co-productions; Mike Paseornak, prexy, production Upcoming releases: “Lord of War” (Sept…
- Oscars Producer Says She Wouldn’t Want Anyone but Jimmy Kimmel to Host 90th Academy Awards
- Jude Law on ‘The Young Pope’ and How Global Politics Could Shape a New Season
- Cannes 2017 Lineup Is High on Auteur Intrigue, Low on Safe Awards Bets
- John Ridley’s L.A. Riots Documentary ‘Let It Fall’ Aims for Oscars Over Emmys