Fine Line Features has promoted Jackie Tepper to director of acquisitions and co-productions of Fine Line and New Line. She will remain based in Los Angles and report directly to prexy Mark Ordesky.
Artisan Television is developing an original pic for cabler USA Network that tells the story of Nancy Mace, the first femme grad of formerly all-male military college the Citadel.
In the first acquisition deal at the Sundance Film Festival, Miramax Films has taken worldwide rights to "Blue Car," tyro feature writer-director Karen Moncrieff's lyrical coming-of-age drama.
In a move to solidify the senior management ranks of the studio, Robert G. Friedman and John Goldwyn have been given new titles within the Paramount Pictures motion picture group and have reupped…
Spyglass Entertainment is merging with Intermedia to create an independent company with the capital and ambition to rival some studios. The entity will produce up to 20 titles a year, with an…
A brief guide to how wartime politics and experiences influenced the Oscars through the years.
The past year had its share of female celluloid success stories -- Renee Zellweger was a surprisingly convincing Bridget Jones, and teenage girls flocked to sleeper summer hits "Legally Blonde" and…
For some time now, the conventional wisdom in the awards business has been that if you produce a great genre movie that makes a lot of money ("Top Gun," "Planet of the Apes," "The Fast and the…
2001 may be remembered as the year the term "Oscar frontrunner" became obsolete. With the possible exception of "In the Bedroom" -- a gripping low-budget drama helmed by first-time feature director…
It's a well-known fact that Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voters have a soft spot for serious films that tackle major issues, and for well-mounted adaptations of literary works…