Already a Golden Globe winner, the Oscar-nominated "How to Train Your Dragon 2" displays a level of sophistication beyond anything DreamWorks Animation has achieved before.
Ellen DeGeneres' selfie was the most buzzed-about moment of last year's Oscars — reaching a level of popularity so quickly that it managed to break Twitter. But what a lot of people don't realize is…
It is without a doubt one of the biggest budget, highest-grossing and most critically acclaimed films in history to be directed, at least in part, over Skype.
The business of comedy writing in film is often a criminally under-laurelled one, and in life, multitalented writer-director-actor Harold Ramis only picked up a single screenwriting award (a Bafta…
Seven years after a bitter writers strike over new media, the Writers Guild of America reached a historic deal last spring with minimum terms covering "high-budget new media made for subscription…
The WGA will honor the best scribes in entertainment on Feb. 14.
Alejandro G. Inarritu's concept of shooting "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" as if it were a single, continuous camera take was not exactly met with encouragement by his peers. The…
From finding new ways to shoot the most adrenaline-infused car chases to taking exhibition audio into new frontiers, this year's recipients of the Academy Scientific & Technical Awards are pushing…
The year's Academy Award contenders dropped by Variety's studio at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 2 during the Oscar Nominees Luncheon.
Fifty-two years ago, Peter O'Toole considered his plans for the Turks in "Lawrence of Arabia" and said, "No prisoners." Thirteen years ago, Richard Linklater considered his plans for "Boyhood" and…