Ah, the Cannes Film Festival! The artistry, the hoopla! If you're wondering if it was always this way, the answer is: Oui et non.
Rob Weisbach is in talks to assume the mantle at Miramax Books. The confabs with Weisbach, who is currently Simon & Schuster veepee and editor at large, is a signal that the book brand will continue.
Adding new meaning to the term "Oscar pool," some 800 revelers assembled atop the Beverly Hills Hotel's famed swimming pool and raised more than $4 million at the annual Night Before party. For the…
Ooh, "Baby"! Warner Bros.' "Million Dollar Baby" got the golden gloves treatment Sunday night, landing four Oscars, including best picture, director for Clint Eastwood, actress Hilary Swank and…
Oscarcast producer Gil Cates said Friday that some of Sunday's awards will presented in a "very new and unconventional way," but the changes were not done to grab ratings: "They were made to make a…
The awards-season fight against piracy is making progress, but at what price? Awards voters are complaining of an inordinate number of faulty discs this year, attributed by many to the fact that many…
For years, we've been writing about product placement in films, but never before has the screen exploded with such exciting use of brand names as in 2004.
Reel Life: It's awards season and the prize for most valuable contribution to the film business -- of course -- goes to the blurbmeisters. Every day, newspaper ads carry their quotes exhorting people…
As usual, Oscar noms are full of surprises. And, as usual, what's most stunning is who's missing.
Oscar voters proved they are just plane folks, as "The Aviator" flew off with 11 nominations in balloting for the 77th annual Academy Awards. The Howard Hughes biopic was followed by "Finding…
In the weeks leading up to the Oscars, everybody's a critic -- but can crix pick pics? Critics groups have saluted "Sideways" (L.A., Gotham, S.F., Boston, Chi, Toronto and IFP New York); "Eternal…