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…
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…