The documentary category appeared on the Oscar ballot for the first time in 1941, two years after the category for special effects and six years before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences…
"Bowling for Columbine" may be a blockbuster in the indie world, but many documakers still struggle on the fringe, trying to bring their socially proactive films to as many people as their meager…
Fiction filmmakers still favor film, but docmakers are definitely down with digital. In only a few years, digital video has transformed the landscape for makers of independent nonfiction features.
Until last year, documentaries were Oscar's neglected stepchild, without their own branch or representation on the Academy's board of governors. Many times, it seemed the films that weren't nominated…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has beefed up theatrical exhibition requirements for both documentary feature and short subject Academy Award contenders. Changes will be effective for…
Dagmar Dunlevy, prexy of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., announced yesterday that 204 feature films (122 dramas and 82 comedies or musicals), 123 television series (63 drama and 60 comedies), 64…
When an exec from a rival studio appraises the crowd at a premiere's after-party and says, "These people are proud to be in the movie business. At Christmas, at least once, you want to have that…
CNBC interim head of business news David Friend will stay in the job permanently, as network prexy-CEO Pamela Thomas-Graham has promoted him to senior veepee of business news.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' board of governors has given 17 pics the greenlight to compete for Oscar gold in the 2002 animated feature film category.
In the nominations for the 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards, the pickings were slim for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." The most financially successful independent film in history received just two…
Hit French docu "Etre et Avoir" (Being and Having) won France's prestigious Prix Louis Delluc for French film on Wednesday.