Gov. Gray Davis has agreed to continue the state's anti-runaway production incentive program for another year after the state Legislature cut its 2001-02 funding to $10 million from $15 million.
TOP 50 Indie Pix This year, Daily Variety’s Independents special issue provides a full list of 2000’s top arthouse grossers. (Jan. 3, 2000 – Jan 1. 2001) Rank Title (distrib) Domestic B.O…
TOP 50 Indie Pix Daily Variety’s Independents special issue provides a list of 2001’s top arthouse grossers. (Jan. 2 – July 15, 2001). Rank Title (distrib) Domestic B.O. (in millions) 1…
Beginning with the hiring of Morgan Rector in 1989, Imperial Bank Entertainment Group carved out a niche for itself as a key player in independent film financing. So in November 2000, when…
With the deflation of the dot-com balloon and a slowing economy, funds for indie filmmakers are tougher to find these days. But while traditional avenues are feeling the pinch, a new player -…
Interior. Hollywood studio exec's office. Pitch meeting. "It's 'Rugrats in Paris' meets 'Rashomon,'" says the hopeful writer. "With a Julia Roberts type as the lead," adds his partner.
Margaret Hall, the busy mother and homemaker played by Tilda Swinton in Scott McGehee and David Siegel's upcoming suspenser "The Deep End," is the kind of comfortable middle class consumer, who is…
Critic F.X. Feeney picks five fest circuit faves that are strong candidates for U.S. distribution.
Will the indie world ever shake the bitter legacy of foreign-funded high fliers such as Carolco, Orion, Hemdale, et al.? Not if the guilds have anything to do with it.
When helmer Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" became the top story in the international film biz this past year, it did more than establish a box office high water mark for foreign-language…
After counting the hurdles that foreign films face in America, one can only say Mamma mia!
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- ‘La La Land,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘The Crown’ Win Costume Designers Guild Awards
- Spirit Awards Hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on Friendship, Indie Films and Day Drinking
- Final Oscar Predictions as the Season Hits the Home Stretch
- Behind-the-Scenes Video of Ryan Gosling Playing Piano in ‘La La Land’ (EXCLUSIVE)