In the race to get a leg up on award competition, distributors and film festivals have gotten very cozy. As a result, heretofore considered modest but tony affairs for the chardonnay-and-brie set…
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…
It speaks volumes about the National Society of Film Critics that its chairman, Peter Rainer, deems the group's finest moment to be its selection of "Babe" as 1995's best picture.
Hollywood could use more gestures of showmanship such as Monday night's preem for "The Matrix Revolutions" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
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.
Nobody knows screening rooms like film critics, who have as strong opinions about the venues as the movies projected on their screens. Daily Variety has expanded this year's always-anticipated guide…
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…
Eschewing the klieg-lit movie palace and the standard red carpet treatment, studios are increasingly drawn to alternative screening venues to set themselves apart from the pack.
As award strategists and voters decide what to screen and where, Daily Variety offers a review of the venues used most frequently