When Paramount decided to release Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," it also decided that a film about global environmental catastrophe shouldn't inadvertently contribute to that catastrophe.
Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" was the docu that goosed the global hankering for nonfiction features a couple of years ago. But the heat generated by its political content was nothing compared…
When Dave Kajganich thinks about his string of screenwriting successes so far, all he can do is shake his head with wonder. "I've had surreal luck," he says. "No one has the right for it to be this…
"Witty, dry, understated comedy is a rarity," says producer Ron Yerxa. "It's just really hard to pull off." And it's exactly this kind of writing that drew Yerxa and his Bona Fide Prods. partner…
It all started with a lie. When Etan Cohen was a summer intern at MTV, a fellow coffee schlepper fibbed to him about being a writer on "Beavis and Butt-head." That sounded like fun to Cohen, so he…
It's not so much that Los Angeles doesn't read; it's that sometimes we like other people to do it for us. The latest edition of McSweeney's Presents: The World Explained had a packed house.
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for the Internet movie rental hub Netflix, isn't shy about his company's influential position in the indie film world. "I can't tell you how many independent…
"The real advantage of the Internet," says horror director Eli Roth, "is that word of mouth becomes instantaneous. It's a definite advantage. Right now a smaller movie can very easily overtake a big…
I'm incredibly grateful to the festival for giving me a launching pad for my movie ('Heavy'), but despite the excitement, it still took me eight months to find a distributor. It wasn't the magic…
"When I was first there, with 'Louie Bluie' in 1985, it wasn't much of a festival, just this freezing wilderness where they showed art films and documentaries. My film was completely ignored. When I…
"When 'Sick' showed at Sundance (in 1997), I had no idea what would happen. I was worried that people were going to riot after the screening. They didn't riot. In fact, I won the directing prize."
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Playback: Jordan Peele on ‘Get Out’ and Art’s Role Under a Trump Regime
- ‘La La Land,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘The Crown’ Win Costume Designers Guild Awards
- Spirit Awards Hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on Friendship, Indie Films and Day Drinking
- Final Oscar Predictions as the Season Hits the Home Stretch