Still apparently tougher on sexual than violent imagery, the MPAA has slapped Lions Gate Films' "American Psycho" with an NC-17 rating. The company plans an appeal.
Many writers dream of directing their own scripts, but when producer Mickey Liddell asked Greg Berlanti to helm "Broken Hearts Club" (working title), Berlanti said no. Twice.
When Arik Kaplun's debut feature premiered at the '99 Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival, it was everything he could have wanted. "Yana's Friends" had the audience laughing and crying. They even stood…
Battling the jungles of Borneo to shoot a PBS documentary about orangutans with Julia Roberts seemed like the perfect initiation rite to up-and-coming feature director Nigel Cole.
Gotham-based First Run Features has acquired domestic distribution rights to Peter Cohen's "Homo Sapiens 1900."
It might have seemed like a banner year for films with hot-shot visual effects, but some top f/x practitioners beg to differ. "This past year was just like any other," says animatronic creature…
The Dutch Film Fund, the chief coin subsid op for filmers in this country, has kicked more life into the already hot Dutch film production scene with the announcement of a new fund to back three…
Thesp turned helmer Joan Chen returned to China to direct her first film, "Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl," and ended up mounting a guerrilla production that won her an Intl. Freedom of Expression honor…
Unlike the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, which used the "Year of the Woman" as it 1993 Oscar theme -- a proclamation widely derided as having more bark than bite -- organizers for…
Here's what just a few of our Directors to Watch from previous years have added to their credit and kudos lists.