The Independent Filmmaker Project has survived many challenges over its sometimes tumultuous 33-year history, some of the biggest two years ago, as longtime executive director Michelle Byrd departed…
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions' recent pickup of SXSW premiere "Attack the Block" for Sony's Screen Gems may seem unusual -- it reps an instance in which one of Hollywood's biggest studios has…
Many film festivals have experimented with Internet content, but arguably none have gone further than the Tribeca Film Festival's latest venture, the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival. In addition to…
Among the six courses Al Lieberman teaches in NYU Stern's Entertainment, Media and Technology Program, two focus on the subject that intrigues him most: the globalization of the entertainment and…
Whereas many graduate business schools have their eyes fixed firmly on the world of finance, New York U.'s Stern School puts stock in showbiz, thanks to a pioneering Entertainment, Media and…
In the first of what are expected to be multiple long-term producer deals, Mandalay Pictures has sealed a first-look pact with Richard Gladstein and his FilmColony banner.
Greg Mottola knows geeks.
By all accounts, this could be SXSW's biggest year ever for film pickups. But it's a good bet that many of the acquisitions will be seen at home before, or at the same time, as in theaters.
After his 2006 CalArts graduate thesis film "Analog Days" played festivals, Ott "wasted two years meeting with producer types who are never really going to make a movie," he recalls.
Running from rattlesnakes, getting trapped in sand that quickly transforms into mud and leading oxen, horses and donkeys through desert heat are problems more common among Biblical characters than…