When it comes to financing independent film, things are bad, but they're not hopeless.
Facing a capacity crowd on Sunday at Variety's American Directors at Cannes Conference, 11 helmers mulled the question of the meaning of this festival for U.S. films.
"About Schmidt," which bows in competition Wednesday, was just what New Line Cinema was looking for according to New Line Cinema's co-chairman/co-CEO Bob Shaye, "I think there should be a menu of…
The buzz of "Bowling for Columbine" still ringing the length of the Croisette, docmeister Michael Moore opened the first Variety session Sunday, regaling a packed audience with his takes on…
When it comes to pic distribution, Miramax's Rick Sands laid down Ground Rules 101: "You need to know the whole marketplace."
Measured by the amount of applause, the audience award at Variety's Pitch Me!! Session Saturday went to "Homecoming Queen," Lawrence Robinson's comedic tale of a re-run beauty contest 30 years after…
Fest honchos shared the pressures, perks and power of their job as the Variety Cannes Conference Series 2002 kicked off Friday with six of the most senior fest toppers in the biz.
German production house and distribbery Constantin Film is set to up its U.S. activities following the stellar Stateside debut of videogame-to-movie franchise, "Resident Evil," starring Milla…
Adolf Hitler's favorite helmer Leni Riefenstahl is still a hot potato, as a one-off unspooling of her 1934 classic "Triumph of the Will" recently proved.
First-time helmer Sebastian Schipper's boys' night out opus "Gigantic" made its U.S. debut last month at the Sundance Film Festival.