In 2002, when "The Sweetest Thing," an R-rated comedy starring Cameron Diaz as a girl as raunchy as any guy in a Judd Apatow film, fizzled at the box office, Hollywood took note.
Four years after making a name for himself as the production guy responsible for "Wedding Crashers," New Line president of production Richard Brener is still on a roll.
A lot has changed in movie promotion since producer Frank Marshall carried around a tray of slides at sci-fi conventions in order to generate advance buzz for films such as "E.T." and "Poltergeist."
In the event of a class-five hurricane, it would be a good thing to have Kathleen Kennedy producing your movie -- so Steven Spielberg learned while making his dinosaur blockbuster "Jurassic Park."
In her capacity as vice president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and a two-term president of the Producers Guild of America, Kathleen Kennedy helped lead the way in defining what…
The Judd Apatow phenomenon continues unabated. Four years after the writer-director-producer took Hollywood by storm with "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Apatow is still gold -- as are the many projects…
Since starring as Bow-Wow's best friend in the 2005 roller disco movie "Roll Bounce," Brandon T. Jackson has, appropriately, been on a roll.
After Ralphie May lost out in the finals of NBC's reality show "Last Comic Standing" in 2003, it was widely agreed that the XL-sized comic "was robbed" of the No. 1 slot.
When "Chicago" producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan saw the phenomenally reviewed (and attended) Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" in 2004, they felt strongly that the play's life shouldn't…
When acting coach-producer Susan Batson first heard that hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs was interested in her services, which have been bestowed on stars such as Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, her…
Irrespective of whether they're threatening to strike, writers have traditionally been at the bottom of the representation food chain. Even when it came to signing with managers, for a long time…