Seventy-four years after Dorothy Arzner became the first female to join the two-year-old Directors Guild of America, women comprise just 13.5%--or around 1,200--of its members who direct. And while…
With more films in lineup, fest toppers say expansion remains a goal
Given the uncertain global economy, some wonder why anyone would want to invest in a traditionally risky venture like film. CAA Film finance and sales division co-lead Roeg Sutherland offers a…
U.S.-Euro co-prods need savvy regional partners to succeed
Aiming to boost its model of developing screenplays online with bigger-name talent, Amazon Studios approaches its second anniversary with a key acquisition: its first original feature from a top…
One of the biggest question marks at this year's Toronto fest is the future of arthouse distrib Oscilloscope Pictures.
NEW YORK -- Two of the most powerful women in the U.S. film industry are Pat Swinney Kaufman, exec director of the New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture and Television Development, and…
Tobey Maguire is turning to "Cardboard" with some help from Fox Animation, WedgeWorks and graphic novelist Doug TenNapel.
Three hits from Toronto reveal different strategies for success
U.S. indies still view Venice as a premiere slot for their pic bows