Lots of movies claim plots inspired by Machiavelli. Neil Jordan's next movie will be by him. The Oscar-winning helmer and scribe will direct "Borgia," a $55 million historical drama financed by…
Elijah Wood ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"), Franka Potente ("Run Lola Run") and Mandy Moore ("A Walk to Remember") will star in Millennium Films' romantic comedy "Try…
Renaissance Films and Catch 23 Entertainment are teaming to co-develop and finance "Vapor," written and to be directed by Neil LaBute.
In 2002, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences stuck to its pattern of agreeing with the Writers Guild of America 60% of the time. Indeed, Oscar and the guild agreed on exactly 60% of the…
n a way my real award was simply to watch the movie happening. When I stood in the Chinese bedroom of Wrotham Park, watching Robert Altman direct "Gosford Park," my first produced screenplay, while…
After spending massive amounts of time in the Hollywood spotlight in the first half of 2001, leaders of the Writers Guild of America find themselves back in a lower public profile.
Eye on the Oscars: The Writer
Henry Ford said it is bunk. Napoleon said it is a set of lies, agreed upon. But history, as depicted in motion pictures, can revive interest in people and events that may otherwise remain generally…
Since the late '80s, Christopher Vogler's "The Writer's Journey" has joined Syd Field's primer on story structure as one of the must-reads for budding screenwriters. Vogler's book views filmmakers as…
Walden Media and Phoenix Pictures have cast Sigourney Weaver in "Holes," an adaptation of Louis Sachar's 1999 Newbery Award-winning kids book. Andrew Davis ("Collateral Damage") will direct the pic…