In both the hit animated fantasy "How to Train Your Dragon" and the realistic live action drama "Secretariat," sound designers were tasked with creating multi-dimensional main characters who do not…
If the 2008 best picture Oscar nod to "Slumdog Millionaire" was not exactly shocking, that film's victory in the sound mixing category (and nomination for sound editing) was stunning to industry…
Oscar Night America, an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences program that allows local charities to host Oscar viewing parties, has named the 50 cities that will host events, including…
In the age of the big-budget studio franchise, a key for writer-directors is surprisingly simple: Be realistic.
Screenwriter Marcus Hinchey recently revisited Woody Allen's 1989 "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and heard an echo: "When the character says that ultimately, no matter what you do, if you can get away…
Screenwriter Pamela Gray describes "Conviction" as a story of "the wheels of justice turning in the wrong direction."
As usual, Shakespeare got it right: Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. But as dramatized in several of 2010's most prominent award contenders, the unease of the great and powerful stems not…
Stage plays have a spotty record making the jump to the screen, even when the playwright is the one doing the jumping.
In 1998 Derek Cianfrance wrote his second feature, "Blue Valentine." Twelve years and 66 drafts later, the writer-director's screenplay came to life.
Nothing James Franco endured on the set of "127 Hours" could possibly compare with the real-life travails of his character, Aron Ralston.
For Sam Rockwell, playing the wrongly convicted prisoner Kenny Walters in "Conviction" offered him a chance to return to his roots, "like 'Lawn Dogs,' stuff I started with," he says.
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