Julian Schnabel, who achieved fame and fortune as a neo-expressionist painter in New York during the art boom of the '80s, had no formal training as a filmmaker when he tackled his first feature…
In a way, "Michael Clayton" -- the one best picture nominee not released by a specialty label -- provides a model for the majors who crave more than opening-weekend riches. Say yes to a star like…
The big difference between George Clooney and the matinee idols with whom he's been so often compared -- Cary Grant or Clark Gable -- is that his forebears were first and foremost movie stars.
When Daniel Battsek took over as president of Miramax Films in October of 2005, he had some awfully big shoes to fill -- those of Harvey Weinstein, the company's founder, who was known as much for…
The year 2007 seemed to represent a sea change for Kathleen Kennedy. The producer best known for her epic collaborations with Steven Spielberg seemed to have suddenly gone the way of the arthouse…
It would be tough to come up with a studio executive with more sterling credentials than James Schamus, chief operating officer of Focus Features. His association with director Ang Lee dates back to…
Scott Rudin has benefited from his reputation as a producer of high-toned literary properties and for allowing certain quirky filmmakers to go out on a creative limb.
Robert Elswit staved off a tough field Saturday night at the American Society of Cinematographers awards ceremony when he topped the feature competition for his work on Paul Thomas Anderson's "There…
Any notion that the DGA is this intractable group of cronies dedicated to protecting the interests of longtime members was shattered by the announcement of its feature nominees on Jan. 8.
Roger Deakins became the first cinematographer to garner two nominations for features in the same year from the American Society of Cinematographers on Monday.
There's a particularly dazzling sequence in the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" when Llewelyn Moss, the film's picaresque hero played by Josh Brolin, commits an act of folly that sets off a…