The art of marketing and distributing a film is a tricky budgetary and logistics juggling act. Film history is littered with critically acclaimed, strong-previewed product that opened and sank faster…
In the dog days of summer, when much of Hollywood's cognoscenti is either dozing by the saltwater pool at the Hyatt in Kauai or wishing they were, studio production prexies like U's Scott Stuber and…
After over a decade of a lot of hype and little respect, the academic-sounding animation technique known as motion-capture may finally be ready for primetime.
When helmer Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" became the top story in the international film biz this past year, it did more than establish a box office high water mark for foreign-language…
As far as the indie film biz is concerned, death and taxes aren't the only inevitable things in life. There's one more item on the list: The going is tough and it always will be.
While some industryites still feel the need to keep their homosexuality a secret for fear of the consequences, being an openly gay exec, writer, producer or actor isn't the career killer it once was.
If the hot pre-Memorial Day box office returns of "The Mummy II" are the prologue, then summer 2001 will be a smashing ride for this year's iteration of big, f/x-driven tentpole pics. With nearly…
Careful. That guy or gal running B camera on the A-list studio pic you're working on may be closer to getting your job than you think.
It used to be about selling out. Now it's just about selling. Where once the very idea that a rock band would even think about having their song be part of a TV commercial was tantamount to spitting…
Call it what you like -- synergy, killing two birds with one stone, or just plain dumb luck -- the recent phenom of using the hippest music available in commercials has forged a new marketing…
Richard Zanuck has a simple explanation for the durability of his long and productive partnership with David Brown: "He's the best possible friend you could have. We talk to each other every day no…