Laura Ziskin is a film producer best known for her work with the "Spider-Man" movies. She also produced the 79th Annual Academy Awards in 2007 and the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon in 2008.
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While newspapers and television continue to be turned upside down amid the tumult of the digital revolution, the most traditional of all media platforms, outdoor advertising, is using it to grab new…
Over the past several months, the Variety Screening Series assembled a healthy slice of the world's finest filmmakers and talent to talk about their Oscar-contending films. Here are some of the most…
When Tony Gilroy got word that he had received a DGA nom for his work on "Michael Clayton," he didn't have to call his directorial team to relay the good news. They were all in a scouting van…
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