Outfest will honor Tom Hanks and Lisa Cholodenko at ceremonies on Nov. 5 at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. Hanks will be honored with the Trailblazer Award in recognition of his Oscar-winning…
Tasked with bringing a script to life on the screen, television directors must juggle the realities of production while channeling their own creative visions. Variety gathered five directors at the…
Even moreso than 2011's "Mildred Pierce," this finely crafted, wonderfully cast meller suggests a promising new life for the women's-picture genre on nets willing to let such stories breathe.
ROME – The Venice Film Festival will fete Frances McDormand with its Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award. McDormand will receive the nod during a ceremony on September 1, following the…
Thirty-nine filmmakers, plus Hollywood honchos including Sue Kroll, Catherine Hardwicke and Nancy Utley, descended on the Parker Meridien Palm Springs hotel this week for an event that’s totally…
Doug MacLaren and Harley Copen have been tapped to co-head ICM Partners motion picture literary department. The two will oversee a department that includes such top talent as Woody Allen, Sofia…
Columbia University and Lincoln Center have paired up to present the university’s 26th annual film festival in May, where Columbia alum Adam Davidson will receive this year’s Andrew Sarris award for…
ICM Partners is beefing up its film lit ranks, naming Cinetic Media's Bart Walker as a partner in the percentery.
Last year, Kathryn Bigelow changed history by becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for directing. But at the Spirit Awards, such women-centric laurels are business as usual.
The impetus for "The Kids Are All Right" came from the personal experience of scribes Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg.
After spending nearly five years co-writing the script for "The Kids Are All Right," Lisa Cholodenko found herself, last July, with just 23 days in which to shoot the film.