The Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) has added a fresh group of industry honchos to its officer ranks. Bela Bajaria, exec veep of Universal TV, has been named president; CAA’s co-head of…
Casting directors and their peers gathered Sept. 9 to toast the Emmy nominees, while also poking plenty of fun and sharing some inside stories. Nominees Carmen Cuba ("Behind the Candelabra"), Eric…
For the Russian biz to develop further it needs to cultivate more producers of the stature of Alexander Rodnyansky, who has established a stable of interlinking companies that allow him to exploit…
At first glance, this year's slate of laffer helmers seems to be a distinctly modern bunch.
DGA prexy Paris Barclay takes a backseat to no writer as he puts his profession's best foot forward.
One of the hottest summer reads is a showbiz bio that the subject tried to suppress and her ghostwriter never finished. It is steeped in lurid stories about deceased stars who would die if they read…
Accepting a lifetime achievement award at Karlovy Vary doesn't mean Oliver Stone is now resting on his laurels. "On the contrary, it's spurring me on creatively," says the director.
A television pilot is like a first date. It's a sales pitch where a great first impression hopefully sets up weeks — if not years — of loyal companionship. A pilot is shiny, exciting and dressed to…
Baz Luhrmann took me by surprise four years ago when he confided over lunch that he intended to shoot "The Great Gatsby" as his next movie — he explained that he had become obsessed with the "Gatsby"…
PARIS — Ari Folman’s sci-fi drama “The Congress,” his follow-up to “Waltz With Bashir,” will kick off Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes on May 16. A hybrid feature mixing live-action and animation…