"Probably the hardest thing was to re-create the world of the geisha, and to make it believable and exciting," says Beebe. The decision to film mainly in California created difficulties because…
Prieto was in Thailand winding up shooting "Alexander" for director Oliver Stone. "I remember I was in a car and Ang Lee, who I'd never talked to before, called and described the storyline for…
Gaghan took two years to write the screenplay, notable for its ripped-from-the-headlines immediacy. With more than 100 speaking roles, the screenwriter tried to be punctilious in making every line…
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…