The definition of independent film continues to evolve along with the biz. So, instead of tackling the subject again in a think piece, we took an informal survey. We asked 10 people with solid…
If independent spirit were the only criteria for an Independent Spirit Award," notes Quentin Tarantino, "then you would have to give the award to Peter Jackson for 'The Lord of the Rings.' He took…
Tipped as one of the hot titles of Sundance 2003, Joey Curtis' "Quattro Noza," a modern-day "Romeo and Juliet" for the street-racing set, didn't exactly crash and burn after its January premiere, but…
Now in its seventh year, the Motorola Producers Award includes a $20,000 grant to a producer or producing team that, "despite highly limited resources, demonstrates the creativity, tenacity and…
If there are no surprises at the Oscars on Sunday, that will be the biggest surprise of all. Everyone will discover Sunday night if last year's bevy of shocks -- Roman Polanski, Eminem, etc. -- was a…
The American Film Institute's Board of Trustees bestowed the AFI Charlton Heston Award upon Jack Valenti at a private luncheon Thursday at the BevHilton.
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Oscar nominees Sofia Coppola and Naomi Watts have been tapped to present at Sunday's 76th Academy Awards.
For a guy who started his career in 1970 as a ride operator for Disneyland's locomotives and monorail, Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook has driven the Disney corporate train to some…
Nominees for the ICG 41st annual Publicists Awards for outstanding achievement by union members and press are as follows.
Weeks on location in New Zealand with Tom Cruise; the Transylvanian Alps with Nicole Kidman and Jude Law; Rome with Leonardo DiCaprio.