Miguel Arteta is the first to admit that his fantasy/melodrama script, with its 40 locations and numerous characters, was the worst idea a first-time feature filmmaker could attempt.
It's the dawn of the digital age and videotapes have begun to give way to new CD-size plastic discs known as digital virtual discs, or DVDs. But if your film's budget is not quite at the blockbuster…
Few filmmakers are fortunate enough to have Robert Redford in their film, especially first-timers.
Members of the House and Senate Commerce Committees are expected to sign off on a budget plan today that will allow broadcasters to borrow billions of dollars worth of spectrum for free with a…
In a case that shined a rare spotlight on the shadowy role of the theatrical dramaturg, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the late "Rent" playwright Jonathan Larson never considered dramaturg Lynn…
One of the great things about the indie film community, far-flung and regional as it may appear to be, is the desire (de facto obligation, even) for those who have hit the big time to stay true to…
A Minneapolis-based startup with the quirky name Cool Loon Movies simultaneously tackled production, sales and distribution in its first outing at the smallest available stand at this year's Cannes…
How many independent producers would even know the name of the New York City Ballet's co-founder, let alone cite him as their biggest inspiration? Very few.
The second annual Phlemmy Awards, an American Lung Assn.-sponsored fete, will pay dubious tribute to six Primetime Emmy nominees for airing episodes that glamorize tobacco use. Six other shows will…
Michael Douglas has agreed to star in Warner Bros.' "A Perfect Murder," with Andy Davis signing on to direct, sources said. The agreements come after about a month of discussions between the two…
In showbiz, the ability to schmooze has always ranked right next to talent as the most important quality.