When Brit scribe Andrew Davies sets out to bring a great work of fiction to the screen, he doesn't avoid watching previous versions so as not to be unduly influenced. Instead, he actively seeks them…
In shepherding "Brokeback Mountain" through its eight-year odyssey to the screen, Diana Ossana violated both of Max Bialystock's cardinal rules of producing: Never use your own money -- and never use…
Assembling a passionate team can be the best defense against misfortune, as Simon Channing Williams learned when confronted with not one, but two potentially disastrous setbacks to "The Constant…
At a press conference following a "Brokeback Mountain" screening in Palm Springs, Jake Gyllenhaal was asked whether his "people" had advised him against accepting the role of Jack Twist, a young…
This year, a number of tyros look to contend in the screenplay categories.
Neil Simon's Felix and Oscar have nothing on today's top screenwriting teams. The best are almost never a pair of like-minded souls. They're two writers of differing temperaments, strengths and…
Doctor, lawyer, tinker, tailor: TV's professional men and women are tirelessly dedicated to suffering humanity.
Everybody knows that a film's grosses are boosted by a best-picture Academy Award nomination or win. But does the process work in reverse? What impact does a film's financial success have on its…