"The Passion of the Christ" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" were two of the most profitable films of the year. Along the way, these films' directors, Mel Gibson and Michael Moore, have been treated as both…
With "Sideways," his full-bodied fourth feature, Alexander Payne has moved from the fringes of Hollywood to front and center as the embodiment of a new humanism in American cinema.
War leaves scars on everything it touches, and local film industries are far from immune.
Michael Mann began "Collateral" with a directorial challenge. He wanted to know if it was possible to collapse an entire human life into a 10-hour narrative frame and them collapse that frame into a…
Miramax Films marketing and PR vet Weiman Seid has ankled the mini-major to launch his own boutique consultancy, Fat Dot. Initial Fat Dot clients include a spate of indie pics heading to the Sundance…
Oscar has opened its doors lately to more international clientele, at least when it comes to the directing category. Recent go-rounds have seen Roman Polanski the surprise recipient of the director…
Trisha Rothkrans, chief exec of Ausfilm, the agency that promotes Australia as a production location, will depart when her contract ends in June.
MGM's summer will no longer be pink. Studio moved back the release date of its "The Pink Panther" pic from July 22 to Sept. 23. Prompting the move was Sony's decision to shift "Mask of Zorro" off the…
Robert Zemeckis will receive a lifetime career achievement award from the Visual Effects Society in recognition of his contributions to the film industry that have advanced the craft of visual…
Doc Hollywood Kidz has made a first-look deal with production and foreign sales shingle Arclight Films.
Henry Winkler has been tapped host for the 17th annual USC Scripter Awards.