The ultimate year of reckoning for the American indie and specialty sector has turned into a rare kudos opportunity for the survivors.
Markets & Festivals
If a slew of newspaper articles are to be believed, President-elect Barack Obama can add inspiring a new direction in movies and television to his already crowded "change" to-do list. It's a rather…
With the independent film map revamped over the last year and studio films launching late in the year, some indies smelled opportunity in this year's awards season.
"ER" will conclude its 15-season run with a two-hour finale in the middle of March sweeps, while "The Office" has secured the plum post-Super Bowl slot.
Victor Nieto, director of the Cartagena Film Festival, died Nov. 28 from a stroke. He was 92.
"This is a festival about which people in the future will say, Wow, that was a year a lot of new talent came out of it." So predicts Sundance Film Festival director Geoffrey Gilmore about the 2009…
Producer Joel Silver has signed a five-year, 15-pic co-production pact with Germany's Studio Babelsberg.
Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann will receive the International Press Academy's 2008 Auteur Award for "Australia."
SAG's strike authorization won't go out to members until near the end of the month -- meaning the Jan. 11 Golden Globes probably won't be disrupted for the second year in a row.
Moving on-sale dates to Sunday and Monday from the traditional Tuesday did not generate the sales rush that labels and retailers had hoped for as the holiday shopping season got under way.
Sources close to MTV Networks confirmed Wednesday that about 300 staffers have been let go across the cable congloms' platforms.