The Producers Guild of America, which announces its award nominees Jan. 5, has already worked out how to avoid a traffic jam at the podium.
Blighty's Carlton Intl. Media is refurbishing its huge library of movie classics, including "The African Queen," to take advantage of the DVD boom and high-definition TV.
Blurb ads are a staple of Oscar campaigns. Now Newmarket has invented a new wrinkle on behalf of Charlize Theron and the film "Monster": the transcript ad.
Whether audiences love or hate the movie, they have to agree that "Bad Santa" is a good title. A film's title should be like a coming attraction: It lets the audience know what they're getting.
Steve Gaydos: Eurotrack
In "The Right Questions," a DV feature written, directed, edited by and starring Benjamin David Smith, a sociology student joins the ranks of the homeless to do field work for his thesis. Dubious…
A funny thing has happened to standup comedy films -- they've nearly disappeared.
It was tough-going at moviehouses around the world in 2003 -- and the problem may be getting worse. A feel-good movie like "Finding Nemo" or a vast epic with universal themes like "The Lord of the…
When Mathieu Kassovitz's provocative "La Haine"' burst onto cinema screens, winning him the director award at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, he was hailed as France's next big auteur.
Peter Bart: The Backlot
If the mood was somber at this year's Czech film producers' holiday party, there was good reason. Filmmakers received a double blow with announcements from Czech TV and the Czech parliament that coin…