Alexandre Dumas, author of the 19th-century French classic of intrigue and adventure "The Three Musketeers," would no doubt be honored to know that the financing plot behind "The Musketeer," MDP…
The results are in, and we hope they're on the money. Variety's first indie finance survey confirms several recent developments in the nonstudio world and reveals some new insights. We had a 62%…
The number of completion bond companies has contracted by more than half during the past year, but the handful that remain say they will have no trouble covering the needs of independently financed…
Good period work for a costume designer is the equivalent of a drunk scene for an actor," says Albert Wolsky, who won two Academy Awards for "All That Jazz" and "Bugsy." "You can't lose."
In an effort to lure film production to their back yards, most states have some form of tax incentive or rebate; some also have arts agencies that give small-size grants, and a couple, like Illinois…
Dramas, thrillers and action pics, of both the adventure and suspense variety, are the top genres at the American Film Market most years, this one included.
Something has happened to Oscar. In past Academy Awards posters, the film industry icon has a composed, even serene aspect. This year he's a rippling superhero, overlooking Hollywood with lordly…
With the next installment in its "100 Years ..." series, which it started in 1998, the American Film Institute will have produced 25 hours of television documenting the first century of American…
Roger Ebert gives his experience on the film nominating committee for the American Film Institute's inaugural awards a hearty thumbs-up.
Given Steven Spielberg's cachet as the most powerful filmmaker in Hollywood, the idea of his latest film getting lost amid all the award season hoopla seems unfathomable. Could it be that the…
Michele Burke recently presented the director of "Austin Powers III: Goldmember" with 10 character studies of the James Bond-inspired titular villain in the film, Goldmember.