The most pleasantly surprising thing about the 1971 screenplay roster is how not bad it is. Some films were overlooked that have proved more durable than the anointed ones, but that's only to be…
For a screenwriter, adapting a true story means performing a precarious balancing act. The problem, simply put, is that life is not drama.
Legit has been a source of material as well as talent since cinema's inception. And for a couple decades back then, one medium was considered so much more disreputable than the other that stage…
Thomas Schadt's "Berlin Symphony" is a 75-years-later "answer" to Walther Ruttmann's historic 1927 documentary of the same name -- cinema's first/best "city symphony" poem. Suitable for avant-garde…
A cheerfully silly ode to larger-than-life femininity, entertainment attorney-cum-camp-auteur William Winckler's "The Double-D Avenger" reunites three of Russ Meyer's original bodacious starlets -…
This year, the Sundance Film Festival's biggest players can be found on the small screen. HBO produced two Sundance features, while Showtime Networks produced five and the Independent Channel has a…
Val Kilmer and Joe Mantegna have joined the cast of the romantic drama "Stateside," from writer-director Reverge Anselmo.
Dimension Films has optioned the rights to "Goodbye to Romance," an article by writer David Benioff about the trade in Russian mail-order brides.
Alan Cumming will take pen to paper again, adapting his first novel, "Tommy's Tale," for fledgling indie shingle Bar Code Prods.
In his first project deal since signing an overall Paramount producing pact, Lorenzo di Bonaventura will team with Hyde Park's Ashok Amritraj and Jon Jashni to produce "The Next Soldier," a…
Gotham-based indie IFC Entertainment has tapped Michelle Panzer as director of publicity, reporting to prexy Jonathan Sehring. She will oversee publicity campaigns for all IFC theatrical releases and…