The 53rd Berlin Intl. Film Festival is set for an all-singing, all-dancing opening night, with "Chicago" confirmed as the curtain-raiser on Feb. 6.
Fiction filmmakers still favor film, but docmakers are definitely down with digital. In only a few years, digital video has transformed the landscape for makers of independent nonfiction features.
Until last year, documentaries were Oscar's neglected stepchild, without their own branch or representation on the Academy's board of governors. Many times, it seemed the films that weren't nominated…
Marty and Harvey together again. Miramax is teaming with Warner Bros. and IEG to finance the $100 million-plus budget of "The Aviator." The film, about the early life of Howard Hughes, will be the…
Predicting which of the 73 documentaries eligible for Oscar consideration will become the final five nominees is difficult, even for those in the know.
The UCLA Film and Television Archive will unspool a retrospective film series chronicling the career of legendary helmer Martin Scorsese.
Short documentaries? Even in the film industry, many know them best as the basis of that obscure Academy Awards category that becomes the tie-breaker on the ballot during the annual office Oscars…
After being ignored for years in favor of domestic fare, docs from far-flung countries are finally starting to get their place in the sun.
The documentary category appeared on the Oscar ballot for the first time in 1941, two years after the category for special effects and six years before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences…
"Bowling for Columbine" may be a blockbuster in the indie world, but many documakers still struggle on the fringe, trying to bring their socially proactive films to as many people as their meager…
LATE PAYOFF FOR MISTLETOE MOVIES "Maid in Manhattan" is hoping to emulate the track record of other December romantic comedies, getting its payoff at the B.O. in the end rather than upfront…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
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