One has to pity the poor studios, which are really in a bind. If they send screeners to other groups, it appears their antipiracy stance was halfhearted. If they don't send them out, the plaintiffs…
On Monday, studios weighed the issue of what tapes to send and to whom. And, as with every step in the Screener Wars, there was plenty of confusion and contradictory information but few absolute…
For conspiracy theorists, the timing is interesting: On the same week that a coalition of indie film companies stand before a Gotham U.S. District Court to protest the MPAA ban on screeners, a Web…
Have Oscar contenders lost their Standards? In all the tsuris over screeners, the campaign season has kicked off and everyone seems to have forgotten that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts…
"The Office" is sparse on extras, offering only 50 minutes of added material. But for those of us who can't get enough of the show, every minute counts. One disc in the BBC Video package contains all…
Documakers are getting a dose of reality this week, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences notifies finalists in the feature docu category.
The Screener War has claimed its first conscientious objector. ICM president and vice chairman Ed Limato, one of Hollywood's top talent agents, resigned as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture…
Sometimes a film is terrific, but, for whatever reason, all the kudo buzz focuses on just one aspect of the pic. Last year's "Unfaithful," for example, had many virtues, but only got awards heat for…
Motion Picture Assn. of America president Jack Valenti spent Thursday afternoon giving face time in Los Angeles to groups disgruntled over the screener ban.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has about 5,800 voting members, and so far nearly 4,000 of them have returned their screener agreement. But what's up with those holdouts?
After an intense month of announcements, arguments and amendments, one weary studio exec sighed to Variety, "What more is there to say about screeners?"
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