Bandleader Paul Whiteman was among those who led a fight for performers' compensation in the 1930s, but his suit was eventually rebuffed by legendary Court of Appeals Judge Learned Hand.
It was a big week for Oscar, with two announcements on Friday of changes that might seem like minor tweaks at first glance but in fact have bigger implications.
The June 24 announcement that the 82nd Academy Awards will feature 10 best-pic nominees will have profound effects on Hollywood.
And the winner is... well, actually there are lots of winners with the decision to broaden the best-picture Oscar race to 10 films.
So far, 2009 has been filled with surprise box office hits: "Taken," "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," "Fast and Furious," "The Hangover." But kudos possibilities? Not so much.
Cannes was cuckoo for Coco pics and was teeming with teamings, judging by the titles available at the fest. A film's moniker is like a coming attraction: It should give an indication of what the pic…
The global credit crunch has taken its toll in many areas, but Cannes-goers this year have discovered that one of the victims of cutbacks is old-fashioned vulgar hoopla.
Indie media company Prescience Film Finance and specialist film financier Perpetual Media Capital have joined forces to create P2 Bridge to provide short-term, risk-managed bridge finance to…
Cannes is off to a high-flying start with "Up" despite rumors about attendance and swine flu.
May 16 marks the 70th anniversary of Nathanael West's novel "Day of the Locust," which still seems like the freshest and most accurate portrait of Hollywood.