I always thought that every story has a particular way of being told. I realized this a long time ago when, at 19, I first read "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner. The structure, the themes…
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One of the longest, liveliest and stickiest Hollywood battles centers on exactly who deserves writing credits on films.
Number of femme writer-directors who have won an original screenplay Oscar for a film they also helmed: Jane Campion for 1993's "The Piano." This year, "Lost in Translation's" Sofia Coppola or…
During the Q&A after Variety's unspooling of "House of Sand and Fog," stars Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly said they were captivated by the novel it's based upon, even before there was a…
Blame it on Sept. 11 or on the wars that followed, but movies seem to have taken a dark turn in late 2003.
A look at the rise of independent film in the original screenplay category.
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Despite the fact that I went to art school, where I got to draw more than write, I have a lot to say about screenwriting -- insightful, hard-earned observations that can only be gleaned from over a…
The Intl. Press Academy announced the nominees for its eighth Satellite Awards on Wednesday. Awards ceremony will be held Feb. 21 at the St. Regis Hotel in Century City.
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Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real1Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$34.5M Sony / TriStar -2.10%
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$205.3M Disney -15.02%
Rio 23Daily:$1.9M Cumulative:$79.6M Fox -28.13%