Movies of a more intellectually demanding stripe have become a niche genre in the final months of the year, a period that also has become a time for screenwriters of such serious fare to shine.
After a stop-and-start gestation, Logo, the new basic cable gay channel from MTV Networks, will bow June 30. It has been three years since corporate parent Viacom first broached the idea of starting…
The Art Directors Guild has been filling out the frame for the upcoming Ninth Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards with a more festive and elaborate scene.
In a year in which several studios gave big-name directors enough budgetary rope to hang themselves, Alexander Payne, Clint Eastwood, Marc Forster and Taylor Hackford -- all up for Oscar's best pic…
You'd think that legendary production designer and art director Henry Bumstead, who turns 90 in March, would by now be resting on his laurels. But he's not.
Move over computers -- the large and lavish movie set, built the expensive and the old-fashioned way by squads of artisans, made a big comeback in 2004.
Digital intermediate has been called the most revolutionary tool for cinematographers since the advent of color film. If this year's crop of high-profile films is any indication, the process of…
Set during the Rwandan genocide, when 1 million Tutsis were killed by Hutus and their militias, the movie tells the true story of Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), manager of a posh tourist hotel in…
These are heady days at Fox Searchlight. With the awards season in full swing, the spotlight is suddenly trained on the studio with the "small is beautiful" release strategy.
A bumper crop of movies based on the lives of the famous has turned 2004 into the year of the biopic. It's not so much the number of productions based on life stories that's significant -- it's the…
Cries from the critics bemoaning the demise of traditional situation comedies now that "Friends" and "Frasier" have finished their long network runs seem somewhat beside the point. These days the…