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: $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…
Remember when "indie" was cool? Companies like Miramax, New Line and Sony Classics built their reputations on the independent brand with films like "sex, lies and videotape," "Sid and Nancy" and…
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…
Before becoming co-head of Fox film production, before launching Fox Searchlight, even before shepherding the early careers of Jim Jarmusch and Spike Lee, Tom Rothman began fashioning his distinctive…
"I wasn't planning on writing screenplays," says Zach Helm. "I was perfectly happy writing plays and working as a dramaturg." But while studying at DePaul U.'s theater school, Fox 2000 recruited Helm…
They went from low-level assistant jobs in development and distribution to knocking out the final draft of what could be the biggest studio kidpic franchise since "Harry Potter."
They're no indie Motion Picture Assn. of America, and they don't want to be. But New York's independent filmmakers have begun forming a more unified front.
Kudos may or may not translate into big box office for studio releases. For indies, the glow of awards season can't even guarantee distribution.
Sundance's competition section has featured an increasing roster of venerable talent, ranging from indie mavericks like Christopher Munch and Maggie Greenwald to studio screenwriters like Henry Bean…