Ten to Watch, Writers - 1998
New Zealand filmmakers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, the duo behind the disturbing pic "Heavenly Creatures," will bring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" to the screen. Jackson and Walsh are…
In her first major public speech since arriving in the U.K. in 1996, Elisabeth Murdoch, general manager of pay service British Sky Broadcasting, tubthumped digital television in the Worldview Address…
NBC's "Today" continues to show no mercy to its struggling competitors. Taking full advantage of a busy news frame, the morning juggernaut soared to what NBC is calling the highest rated summer week…
After 55 years of turning up its nose at commercial concerns and presenting itself as the sacred temple of the liveliest art, the Venice Intl. Film Festival finally goes to market this year.
Matt Healy's script "Clay Pigeons" rides the current vogue of dark comedies about serial killers.
While the Venice fest in recent years has become an increasingly out-of-control maze of proliferating sidebars and ponderously titled sub-sections housing everything from U.S. blockbusters to…
"As soon as I got my first check as a writer, I blew town," says Ehren Kruger, whose ticket out of L.A. and story development was "Arlington Road," now an upcoming Polygram movie directed by Mark…
Dominated by high-caliber U.S. features, upcoming Euro directors and A-list celebs, Venice's 55th go-round represents a complete about-face for its controversial second-year director Felice Laudadio…
Shana Larsen spent, in her words, "10 years working as an office temp and writing bad novels" before turning to screenwriting and getting a deal for her ensemble drama "200 Cigarettes."
The father of postwar Polish cinema, Andrzej Wajda has seen more artistic and political turmoil come and go in his country's history than most elder statesmen.