With the strongest actor lineup in years, Oscar may have some tough choices ahead. There are more than 20 viable contenders who in any other year might have been a shoo-in for a nomination. This year…
It's still about politics. The 2004 presidential contest may be history, but as Hollywood focuses on that other election, the Oscar race, some of the same issues and allegiances remain in the mix.
In 1978 and 1979, three major studio movies dealing with U.S. involvement in Vietnam, -- "Coming Home," "The Deer Hunter" and "Apocalypse Now" -- received best picture nominations. But it was…
Some 350 attending filmmakers, half a dozen red-carpet galas, a transportation fleet of top-of-the-line Audis, a rich new sponsorship, a name change and a first-time alliance with North America's…
The third time was the charm in New Line's quest for Oscar's top prize for its "The Lord of the Rings" epics. But the long, winding road traveled by "The Return of the King" to its unprecedented…
"He's the best star actor there ever was in the movies," film critic Richard Schickel declared. Schickel and Robert Trachtenberg, writer-director of TCM docu "Cary Grant: A Class Apart," which…
Now that the film biz is embracing day-and-date openings, DVD may start to embrace the trend, panelists at a Variety Cannes Conference Series panel session said Thursday morning.
The arrival of digital cinema is just a matter of time and money, film biz toppers agreed Wednesday -- the only question is how much time and money it will take.
The trend toward soft money, minimizing risks, the rising importance of private equity and putting together the right package were just some of the topics discussed by a leading panel of industry…
Passion was the operative word heard again and again at Sunday's wide-ranging producers panel in Variety's Cannes Conference Series. No matter what the obstacles, if you have the desire to get your…
Funding and artistic decisions are important, but bigger concerns include fear of censorship and homogenization of the U.S. film industry for indie helmers, according to helmers at Saturday's IFP-New…
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