A-list presenters, national tabloid coverage and nominees that bear more than a casual resemblance to Oscar's contenders have become a foregone conclusion at the Independent Spirit Awards in recent…
Kudos may or may not translate into big box office for studio releases. For indies, the glow of awards season can't even guarantee distribution.
IFP/West's first organized kudo luncheon (shared by Filmex) is held at Los Angeles eatery 385 North. 'Findie' awards are handed out to supporters of indie filmmaking; among them are Cineplex…
The Independent Spirit Awards was one of the first kudocasts to treat guests to unusually well-appointed goodie bags. Much like Sundance, as the event has gotten bigger, so have the gifts. This year…
Someone to Watch Award, Truer Than Fiction Award, Producers Award recipients
Car brand rejuvenation 101: Spend a gazillion on an Oscar week fashion extravaganza; invite every youthful model, thesp and clubgoer within a 20-mile radius; and hope all that hipness rubs off on the…
Just for Variety: Before Oscar night: "(Sidney Lumet) doesn't know it. I haven't told him yet," Acad president Frank Pierson admitted to me. He hosted Wednesday night's Acad tribute to honorary Oscar…
Antonio Banderas and Carlos Santana will perform the Oscar-nommed song "Al otro lado del rio," from "The Motorcycle Diaries." It will be the first Oscar performance for both.
It may not have a big prize to look forward to at the Oscars, but "The Passion of the Christ" keeps cleaning up with the public. Mel Gibson's smash hit won best picture in the 10th Annual Moviefone…
With Oscars coming on Sunday, this is the most stressful week of the year in Hollywood. No, not over who's going to win or lose: The big question on everyone's lips is "How many parties am I going to…