As many specialty films fail to find an audience this season, Miramax's "The Queen" is proving the unlikely exception. How did one of the smallest specialty divisions wind up with one of the year's…
For a crash course in modern media excess, look no further than the college football bowl season, whose Dec. 19 kickoff inaugurates a mind-boggling 32 games over an elongated three-week span.
Howard Berman, the Dem congressman whose district includes the San Fernando Valley, Studio City and the Hollywood Hills, has long been a big beneficiary of entertainment industry bucks -- just over…
The Grinch hasn't just stolen Christmas. He's also snatched the No. 1 position on Broadway away from perennial top dog "Wicked."
Machinima celebrated its best recently at the fourth annual Machinima Festival in New York City. Another machinima fest, Ma-chinimasia, was held in Singapore Nov. 24-26.
With billions of dollars worth of hedge fund and private equity money pouring into film financing in recent years, there's a sense that all a producer needs to do to put together a film fund is hold…
When it comes to its future as a home for sit-down productions of big musicals, Toronto is in step with Mark Twain, who said: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
Last year, the fall was all about serious-minded, politically motivated pics, from "Brokeback Mountain" to "Good Night, and Good Luck." This season, moviegoers -- and crix -- seem more interested in…
The "Wicked" of Oz never materialized, but Down Under audiences craving mega-tuners will get their fix in 2007 with the return of two popular Cameron Mackintosh warhorses, "Miss Saigon" and "The…
The "Dreamgirls" roadshow is looking roadworthy. The question is, how will the box office will be tallied?
When "The Coast of Utopia" opened at Lincoln Center Theater this fall, the challenges of selling the mammoth production were almost as daunting as its staging.