Film festivals have multiplied at an alarming rate in the last few years. With over 600 festivals worldwide, a production company or distributor might have to hire a full-time person just to…
The French are doffing their berets to producer Jerry Weintraub with the Coup de Chapeau honor for his lifetime achievement in film at the 28th Deauville Festival of American Film.
Free-flowing wine in the theater lobby, lavish parties at local winery estates, and a chance to talk film with an eclectic group of filmmakers and locals -- what's not to like? The 5-year-old Sonoma…
For the first time in the studio's history, Disney will release a summer tentpole toon on video during the same calendar year.
It surprises people when they learn that Michelangelo Antonioni is still making films. He will turn 90 on Sept. 29, continuing to defy the effects of a stroke in 1983 that robbed him of most of his…
Ever wondered how some movies end up at a film festival? Welcome to the hidden, almost Masonic, network of people we'll call the gatekeepers. Unknown to the general public, and mysterious even to…
With a career that spanned five decades in film and television, director John Frankenheimer challenged critics and audiences alike with provocative pics like "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962), "The…
One of the undisputed masters of the commedia all'italiana and the director behind such classics as "Il Sorpasso" (The Easy Life) and the original "Scent of a Woman," Dino Risi will receive the…
One year after merging with the Independent Feature Project West, the Los Angeles Film Festival has emerged as one of the most filmmaker-friendly, community-oriented festivals around.