A look at the rise of independent film in the original screenplay category.
Tim Burton didn't have to do a lot of trawling to lure creatives to his "Big Fish."
MGM and Time Warner are in active merger talks again. TW kicked tires at the Kirk Kerkorian-controlled studio as recently as a year ago. Those conversations were recently resurrected in talks…
Indie films aren't always the underdogs at the Academy Awards. Inspect the list of winners for original screenplay over the past decade (from Pedro Almodovar to Julian Fellowes, Quentin Tarantino to…
"Girl With a Pearl Earring" stars Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth chatted up the oft-wordless pic following its unspooling Dec. 11 in the Variety Screening Series. Thesps said filming was fun…
Paramount Pictures has signed "Elf" producers Todd Komarnicki and Jon Berg to a first-look production deal through their Guy Walks Into a Bar shingle.
Gotham's most graceful gathered Tuesday evening for Robert Altman's terpsichorean exploration "The Company."
Jamie Lee Curtis is set to star opposite Tim Allen in the Revolution Studios comedy "Skipping Christmas," which studio topper Joe Roth will helm.
Actor-rapper DMX and his production company, Bloodline Films, have made a deal to star in and produce two pics with Emmett/Furla Films.
Number of femme writer-directors who have won an original screenplay Oscar for a film they also helmed: Jane Campion for 1993's "The Piano." This year, "Lost in Translation's" Sofia Coppola or…
Sony Pictures Classics is acquiring rights for North America, Mexico and Australia to Merchant Ivory Prods.' Chinese period drama "The White Countess," to star Natasha Richardson, Ralph Fiennes and…