Are the days of festival bidding wars over? Several indie players seem to think so. The trend toward caution among specialty distribs began at last year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival, where many pics…
Times are tough for film festivals around the globe, but somehow the Toronto Intl. Film Festival has managed to maintain its golden touch in tapping top pics.
Brian Walton, who served as SAG's lead negotiator for the new film-TV contract, has offered a strong endorsement of the union's nascent efforts to extend its contract beyond the United States.
As this year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival kicks off with the world premiere of Bruce Sweeney's "Last Wedding," a low-key but significant meeting of the cinematic minds will take place beyond the…
At some point in the 1980s, Burt Reynolds came face to face with the fact that maybe he shouldn't keep trying to play the kind of leading-man roles that had been his stock-in-trade for more than 30…
On the face of it, Joel Silver would seem to have little to complain about. He's produced a slew of blockbusters ("Die Hard," "Lethal Weapon," "The Matrix"); he's worked with some of the biggest…
Nobody badgered Picasso with questions like "Pablo, when you gonna knock off with the paint brushes already?" So people should probably stop asking Jack Valenti if he's planning to retire.
When Sony Pictures Classics releases "The Lady and the Duke" Stateside in the spring, the unconventional historical treatment may come as a surprise to Eric Rohmer's small but faithful U.S. audience.
The Venice Intl. Film Festival has made all the difference for some small films.
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival started modestly 26 years ago when Dusty Cohl, Bill Marshall and Henk vander Kolk cooked up a scheme to raise the profile of the Canadian film industry by organizing a…