Behind the Scenes
Among the better-known institutions such as AFI, Sundance Institute, the various IFPs, NYU, USC and UCLA, the following lesser-known organizations offer a diverse selection of courses of interest to…
When the major theatrical circuits began opening megaplexes in the early 1990s, several promised to dedicate at least one screen exclusively to specialized film. In case anyone missed the point, one…
It appears that some Disney-boycotting conservative Christians can dish it out but they can't take it.
Kate Beckinsale, the British thesp who starred in "Cold Comfort Farm" and A&E's "Emma," is in final talks for a role in Whit Stillman's long-hibernating "Last Days of Disco" for Castle Rock…
In their first joint public appearance Wednesday, ABC Entertainment president Jamie Tarses and newly installed chairman Stu Bloomberg tried to convince a skeptical crowd that they plan to work as…
There is no winning formula for casting an independent film. It's a down-and-dirty business that requires guts, provides little glamour and often can be humiliating.
New Cinema http://www.newcinema.com This site is an ahead-of-its-time sneak preview of one Internet scenario in which indie filmmakers self-distribute their films on the Net. Featuring several…
Mili Avital ("Dead Man," "Stargate") has been cast opposite David Schwimmer in Doug Ellin's "Kissing a Fool," which currently is lensing in Chicago.
When the German New Wave hit U.S. shores in the mid-1970s, then-exhibitor Ray Price made it his personal mission to screen every German film he could get his hands on.
Among execs on the major studio side of the entertainment industry, there's a belief --- often tacit, but occasionally spoken --- that so-called "technical" fields like visual effects are merely…