Emmy-winning and Oscar- and Tony-nominated writer Fay Kanin, who was the first full-term female president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, an advocate for film preservation and a…
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The realm inhabited by big-budget film composers is a small, exclusive club, and alert auds might have been surprised to see the name Joe Kraemer attached to score a project as high-profile as…
Frank Pierson, the Oscar-winning writer of "Dog Day Afternoon," former president of the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences and a consulting producer on "Mad Men" as recently as this past season…
Producer Martin Poll, best known for producing 1968's "The Lion in Winter," starring Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole, died of natural causes on April 14. He was 89.
Sue Mengers, one of Hollywood's most powerful agents in the 1970s, who represented the likes of Sidney Lumet, Peter Bogdanovich, Brian De Palma and Mike Nichols as well as Michael Caine, Cher, Steve…
After a string of highly dissimilar dramas and docus, director/co-writer Jose Padilha ("Bus 174," "Garapa") revisits the material of Brazilian B.O. smash "Elite Squad" and gives it a new spin in…
Auds may feel a sense of deja vu while watching the blackly comic crime thriller "Staten Island."
"There's a Texas expression," says Warner Independent Pictures distribution prexy Steve Friedlander, "the only thing you find in the middle of the road is a dead animal."
With so many elements going for it, this big, fat Universal release is absorbing, exciting at times and undeniably entertaining, and is poised to be a major commercial hit. But great it's not.
With the recent departure of longtime executive director Denise Kassell and artistic director Rajendra Roy, the Hamptons Intl. Film Festival is, in many ways, starting anew.
Sidney Lumet continues his remarkable six-decade run of New York-set dramas and Vin Diesel returns from the action-film gulag to give a shambling comic turn as the real-life mobster who hijacked a…
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