Every year, the Independent Spirit Awards are forced to prove their independence from studio and corporate forces. The scrutiny has clearly intensified in the last decade, but it plagued the rogue…
A-list presenters, national tabloid coverage and nominees that bear more than a casual resemblance to Oscar's contenders have become a foregone conclusion at the Independent Spirit Awards in recent…
While the decency wars continue to rage in Washington, the MPAA has okayed the most profane PG-13 pic ever. Palm Pictures won its appeal Thursday of the original R rating given to Iraq war docu…
New Line Cinema has hired Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro to adapt "Forget About It," an unpublished manuscript by Caprice Crane, with Scarlett Johansson attached to star.
New Line has promoted Elissa Greer to exec veep of publicity and field promotions.
DreamWorks has hired scribe David H. Steinberg to write the animated pic "Puss in Boots," based on the character voiced by Antonio Banderas in "Shrek 2."
Paramount and MTV Films have hired Alex Winter to pen "Napster: The Shawn Fanning Bio Project." MTV originally developed the project about the Napster founder as a TV movie in 2002 but decided only…
Someone to Watch Award, Truer Than Fiction Award, Producers Award recipients
IFP/West's first organized kudo luncheon (shared by Filmex) is held at Los Angeles eatery 385 North. 'Findie' awards are handed out to supporters of indie filmmaking; among them are Cineplex…
Walt Disney Pictures has added “American Pie” star Jason Biggs to the cast of rescue adventure “Antarctica,” along with Bruce Greenwood (the villain in “I, Robot”) and Moon Bloodgood. Based on a…
Kudos may or may not translate into big box office for studio releases. For indies, the glow of awards season can't even guarantee distribution.
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