When Jack Valenti announced the (since-amended) ban on Oscar screeners late last month, he said the problem of seeing award contenders would be offset by Motion Picture Assn. of America studio…
Ask an indie executive if they think their picture has a shot at an Academy Award nomination, not to mention Golden Globe recognition, and you will often get an uneasy and humble response.
A few years ago, the idea seemed absurd: Academy Awards being given to a gladiator pic, a kung-fu movie or a musical set in a women's prison.
The studios, the MPAA and the rest of the filmmaking community might have reached a compromise solution to the screener ban, but the hubbub associated with piracy will continue well beyond this…
Roy Christopher, winner of seven Primetime Emmys and a 32-time Emmy nominee, has been tapped for the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Monday is the deadline for entries in the animated feature category for the 76th Academy Awards. Eligible films must submit their entry forms and supporting materials to the Academy of Motion Picture…
A lot of folks are still angry about the clampdown on screener tapes, but at least one small group is clearly upbeat: The owners of screening rooms.
Reactions from the creative community and awards orgs to the screener ban compromise ranged from renewed outrage to cautious optimism. But there was no indication the controversy would go away.
The Backlot: The hassle over Oscar screeners is one of those classic cases where the subtext is vastly more interesting than the surface debate.
Whose idea was it anyway? That's the question that has been plaguing the indie sector since the MPAA announced its ban on Oscar screeners.
Consider it a low-tech compromise for a high-tech problem. Oscar campaigners are breathing a tentative sigh of relief after the MPAA decided last week to allow studios to send out VHS videocassettes…