While there's no doubt the director is responsible for the look and tone of a film, the producer is responsible for making sure all the correct pieces are in place. By bestowing nominations to “A…
The fellowship of "The Ring" just got smaller. Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Barrie M. Osborne are the official Oscar nominees as producers of New Line's "The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the…
How do you shoot the mind of a tortured math genius? According to producer Brian Grazer, it takes a special talent.
One of the biggest challenges David Heyman faced when producing "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was creating a magical place to matriculate little witches and wizards.
When inclement weather on a New Zealand mountain forced the crew to quit shooting "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," producer Barrie Osborne decided to take matters into his own…
"Shrek" producer and PDI-DreamWorks head Aron Warner remembers the conception, gestation and subsequent birth of the big, lovable green monster as a "grueling, time-consuming job ... but definitely…
Before Baz Luhrmann could reinvent the musical with "Moulin Rouge," he first had to rebuild the moviemaking machinery needed to produce his unique vision.
It's all about clout at the Producers Guild of America. The PGA has essentially gone from 400 to 1,600 members, merging with the American Assn. of Producers and focusing the org on sorting out the…
As co-producer of "American Beauty," Bruce Cohen ate enough rubber chicken on the award circuit to grow feathers. From attending the Golden Globes to the Oscars and every critics org bash in between…
Producer-directors have not always been with us, despite the impression that decades' worth of hyphenates may make.