Director Anthony Minghella has been appointed as the new chairman of the British Film Institute. Minghella, who begins his three-year term immediately, replaces broadcaster Joan Bakewell, chair since…
Spike Lee's "The 25th Hour" and Steven Soderbergh's sci-fi remake "Solaris" are among the U.S. pics competing for the Golden Bear alongside Teuton film Wolfgang Becker's "Good Bye, Lenin!," which is…
As part of the festivities surrounding the International Berlin Film Festival next month, European Film Promotion is presenting 19 up-and-coming European thesps in its 6th annual Shooting Stars event.
Gilles Jacob, president of the Cannes Film Festival, today named French director Patrice Chereau as the president of the competition jury for this year's fest.
More than a decade after the demise of the classic studio system, Hollywood and the Oscars found themselves in flux.
From microbudgeted indie fare to large-scale Hollywood entertainment, lensers from south of the border are pulling focus with such finesse that their work has earned the region a reputation as a…
While few filmmakers would consider themselves directors for hire, certain movies truly represent labors of love for their creators. Some, like Roman Polanski's "The Pianist," speak to the helmer's…
In the beginning there was the team of D.W. Griffith and G.W. Bitzer. Their alchemy (and chemistry) would foreshadow some of the great director-d.p. partnerships of today such as Steven Spielberg and…
Adapting Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Hours," about a day in the life of three seemingly disparate women from three different eras, was arguably the trickiest book-to-film…
Their initial encounter began inauspiciously enough, that of a seemingly aloof movie star and a master craftsman behind the camera on the film "Remember the Titans."