In a few short years, global launches have gone from being a far-fetched notion to a favorite studio strategy, but it's a shift that should carry a warning label for international distribs, said…
Film fests have evolved from purely artistic gatherings into a virtual industry that must mix art with commerce, a move that concerned the panelists at Saturday'sVariety Conference Series panel.
It was a topsy-turvy morning for Miramax. When the Screen Actors Guild announced nominations for its SAG Awards, the studio was expecting to be in the race with its big-budget holiday pic, "Cold…
How does the professional Oscar marketer keep the heat up as the season heads into its final days?
It's probably the single toughest gig in show business. Many have tried, but only a handful have really succeeded in memorably hosting the Oscars.
Ask the average film or TV editor specifically what ACE Eddie voters judge their selections by, and themes of substance over style consistantly emerge.
If the 2003 Academy Award nominations tell us anything, it's that actors definitely have minds of their own. Rarely in Oscar history has there been such a disconnection between the thesps and the…
With the release of nominees for the Directors Guild of America feature directorial award this year, one thing is clear -- this is not your normal DGA list.
At V Life's Contenders party at the Beverly Hills Hermes store Jan. 12,you could admire silk ties, leather saddles, expensive glasses, handbags and a long list of hope-to-be-nommed talent, but God…
First, it was said the Golden Globes were going to be hurt by the shortened awards season, that they would be squeezed out by the new Oscar timetable and lose their value to the Hollywood community.
A college professor (Sean Penn) undergoes a heart transplant, then becomes obsessed with finding out who donated the organ. He tracks down the donor's wife (Naomi Watts), and learns that her husband…