Many hit shows -- "Lost," "Medium" -- grab us by exploiting our imagined fears. This year, "Sleeper Cell" sustained 10 hours of nail-biting suspense by playing off some very real ones.
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…
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…
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…
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…