When Kent Jones took the reins of the New York Film Festival last year from its leader of 25 years, Richard Pena all eyes were focused on how his stewardship would shift the tenor, tone and aesthetic…
The Writers Guild of America has amped up its battle with NBC's documentary-reality operation Peacock Prods., taking its unionization case to Comcast/NBCU topper Stephen Burke.
The 51st New York Film Festival has tapped 35 films, an unusually large number for this tightly curated Gotham fest, to comprise a main slate that mixes a strong contingent of comedies, plus an…
The Directors Guild Awards has added two new honors for 2014, while also clarifying that digitally distributed series are eligible for major existing honors.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will partner with the Nantucket Film Festival as part of the fest's 2013 edition, which also will see Glenn Close and David O. Russell participating in…
Maggie Carey, director of “The To-Do List” has big plans for her 20-year high-school reunion in June at Borah High School in Boise, Idaho. She's trying to arrange for a screening of the CBS Films'…
A leading movie industry researcher urged exhibitors to pay more attention to baby boomers, at CinemaCon on Tuesday. "We have not stopped going to the movies,” said Catherine Paura, chief of Capstone…
"Bridesmaids" star Kristen Wiig is set to join her former "Saturday Night Live" co-star Bill Hader in "The Skeleton Twins," an indie comedy that will be a co-production between Jay and Mark Duplass'…
During her 17 seasons as a writer on "Saturday Night Live," Paula Pell has seen the pattern play out time and time again.
In landing Eddie Murphy as host, Academy Awards producer Brett Ratner managed to bring an element of surprise to a traditional choice: While Murphy is a standup vet, former "Saturday Night Live" cast…
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