Disney sequel "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" easily continued to lead the box office on Friday, while 20th Century Fox's surprise hit "Alvin and the Chipmunks" moved up to No. 2.
Since Brad Bird is writer-director of three of the best animated films of the past decade, "The Iron Giant," "The Incredibles" and "Ratatouille," it's no surprise to hear him extol the virtues of…
Michael Cunningham, novelist ("The Hours"), screenwriter and a teacher of writing, spoke to Variety features editor David S. Cohen for Cohen's upcoming book "Screen Plays: How 25 Scripts Made It to a…
Once upon a time, Oscars were routinely given to music directors who supervised the transition of musicals from Broadway to the movies (think "West Side Story," "The Sound of Music") or for the use…
Exactly how to recognize excellence in adapting pre-existing music for the film medium has plagued the Academy music branch from the very beginning. No category in Oscar history has been so endlessly…
When the filmmakers behind Disney's "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" were looking for a song to play during the film's end credits, they commissioned an original song from rocker Daughtry. But…
When NBC Universal music chief Kathy Nelson wanted to tout "Do You Feel Me," the Diane Warren-penned track in "American Gangster," she combined homevideo footage of crooner Anthony Hamilton singing…
An Oscar-winning best song walks the line between living a longer life than the film it's being lauded for or working in perfect harmony with a movie's success.