To err is human -- but to really screw things up takes a Teutonic media authority.
Digital cinema is moving along nicely, but two key questions remain: Who pays for the transition, and will there be a war over a standard format?
Realizing that action movies is where the car is the star, gave rise to BMW Films' collection of much lauded A-list helmed shorts, "The Hire."
With an SRO audience proving there are few things closer to a filmmaker's heart than coin, Financing Independent Film, a Monday sesh in the Variety Cannes Conference Series struck all the right notes.
Six international helmers agreed Sunday that it's nearly impossible to separate art and politics. At the International Directors: Artistic Expression, Cinematic Dialogues, Global Views, Faouzi…
Digital video may be democratizing the biz but it brings downsides, agreed the assembled helmers at the American Directors session of the Variety Village Cannes Conference Series on Saturday.
Thanks to the economy, there is "more competition for fewer films," said Patrick Gunn, executive VP at Artisan Entertainment. As a result, "people are getting in earlier with pre-buys or at the…
Nine reps from the world's major film festivals who gathered Friday said they feel good about the work they do, but fretted over the increasing commercialization of the fests.
At Variety's final Cannes Conference on Thursday, producers gathered to offer some common complaints, a few solutions and some startling opinions.
Making up for lost time, South Africa is moving fast to establish itself as an international player.
With filmmakers increasingly embracing the digital format, and Cannes offering digital fest screenings of "Spirit" and "Star Wars: Episode Two: Attack of the Clones," few doubt the future is made up…