The American Cinema Editors has tapped producer Kathleen Kennedy as this year's recipient of its ACE Golden Eddie award, making her the first female to receive the honor.
It's the new Oscar campaign season: bigger, longer and uncut. For the first time in years, members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have too many strong choices for the five best-pic…
On the Oscar campaign trail, discussing global politics could be a risky move. Martin Scorsese, seeking his first directing statuette for "Gangs of New York," flouted that notion last week by coming…
It looks like an Oscar screener. It smells like an Oscar screener. But Focus Features says it's nothing of the sort.
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.
The past year may have brought major new technology on the digital front, but offered few audacious cinematographic leaps. There were improved Kodak film stocks that seemingly every d.p. wanted to…
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.