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.
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…
The Backlot: The hassle over Oscar screeners is one of those classic cases where the subtext is vastly more interesting than the surface debate.
A roundly entertaining romantic comedy, "Love Actually" is still nearly as cloying as it is funny. Cheeky wit, impossibly attractive cast and sure-handed professionalism are beguiling, qualities…
Film critics rarely agree, but the various crix orgs are united in their disdain of the screener ban compromise announced Thursday by the Motion Picture Assn. and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts…
Hollywood's actors blasted Jack Valenti's compromise on screeners, and said they're being treated as second-class citizens.
Now that the decision is made, don't assume that the argument is over. After vociferous opposition from various sectors of the film community, the MPAA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts…
Actor-director Alan Cumming will host the British Academy of Film & Television Arts/Los Angeles' Britannia Awards on Nov. 8 at the Century Plaza Hotel in L.A.