It looks like an Oscar screener. It smells like an Oscar screener. But Focus Features says it's nothing of the sort.
They don't inhabit the usual cramped artists' atelier. Visions of that Broadway cliche fade as quickly as the theatrical blackout Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer have staged countless times for…
Among the first generation of American film school grads still working at the height of their powers, "Gangs of New York" director Martin Scorsese might be the most decorated.
Even today, when star salaries have soared into the tens of millions, the phrase "I'd rather direct" points to a different kind of power and influence -- the latitude to tell a story your way.
In the beginning there was the team of D.W. Griffith and G.W. Bitzer. Their alchemy (and chemistry) would foreshadow some of the great director-d.p. partnerships of today such as Steven Spielberg and…
Adapting Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Hours," about a day in the life of three seemingly disparate women from three different eras, was arguably the trickiest book-to-film…
Their initial encounter began inauspiciously enough, that of a seemingly aloof movie star and a master craftsman behind the camera on the film "Remember the Titans."
From microbudgeted indie fare to large-scale Hollywood entertainment, lensers from south of the border are pulling focus with such finesse that their work has earned the region a reputation as a…
Following in the footsteps of others who went before him -- Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Mel Gibson -- George Clooney took the leap recently and proved he can work the camera from both sides. But…
While few filmmakers would consider themselves directors for hire, certain movies truly represent labors of love for their creators. Some, like Roman Polanski's "The Pianist," speak to the helmer's…
More than a decade after the demise of the classic studio system, Hollywood and the Oscars found themselves in flux.