Maori drama "Whale Rider" dominates the list of nominees for Kiwi film awards, snapping up finals berths in 14 of the 15 categories, announced Friday (local time).
Even before "The Company" had a director attached, producers of the doc-style ballet drama were calling it Altmanesque. But when creator and lead actress Neve Campbell approached the helmer, he…
New York may never supplant Hollywood as the center of the film world, but that doesn't mean it has to be the red-headed stepchild of the biz, either.
The real problem with independent films isn't so much making them -- although that can still be challenging -- it's finding distribution," says Stephen Gyllenhaal, director of "Paris Trout" and…
Robert AltmanTapped for a filmography that includes “MASH,” “Nashville,” “The Player” and “Gosford Park,” Altman is seen by many as a founding father of independent cinema. Curtis HansonThe director…
Curtis Hanson first confronted the fragility of film when he was only 19 and working as the editor, writer and photographer for Cinema magazine.
If you saw Cindy Crawford and Ray Charles pitch Pepsi, or Bo Jackson and Michael Jordan selling Nike or the infamous frying egg demonstrating that "This is your brain on drugs," then you've seen the…
Maine may seem like a world away from Hollywood, but the state's senior senator, Republican Olympia Snowe, has been one of the entertainment industry's biggest champions in Congress in recent years.
As president of the largest labor union in the nation, John Sweeney is a big-picture guy, considering the interests of the 13 million members of the 66 affiliated labor orgs that make up the AFL-CIO…
This awards season, with the Oscars moving up to February, Variety unveils its Contenders a full month earlier than last year. But this doesn't mean year-end films are being released any sooner.
Sometimes a film is terrific, but, for whatever reason, all the kudo buzz focuses on just one aspect of the pic. Last year's "Unfaithful," for example, had many virtues, but only got awards heat for…