For the indies, 2000 will be remembered as the year in which myths were shattered. It became harder to remember the freakish box office muscle of Artisan Entertainment's "The Blair Witch Project" in…
Attending the post-Golden Globes Awards parties at the BevHilton can feel a lot like taking a stroll along the Vegas Strip: They both offer visitors a chance to taste culinary riches, experience…
Local backers of "Eu, Tu, Eles" (Me, You, Them), Brazil's candidate for best foreign-lingo Oscar, are investing $175,000-$200,000 to woo the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Al Pacino's most memorable roles have usually been dangerous men: maverick cops, gangsters, addicts, Shakespeare's ruthless Richard III, even the devil himself. Yet every one of Pacino's friends and…
The State of California has launched a one-stop Web portal for its three-year Film California First program, designed to keep production in California with $45 million in subsidies for filmmakers.
If past is prologue for the 2001 field of Golden Globes foreign-language film nominees, this could be the year of Ang Lee for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." But that doesn't mean that the nominees…
If Al Pacino's life is like a see-saw between movies and theater, then the fulcrum is Chal Prods. Formed nearly two decades ago, the company is the actor's means of hatching and developing projects…
DreamWorks has purchased Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer's comic pitch "On Any Given Saturday Remembering the Titans Gives Me the Varsity Blues" for mid-six against high-six figures.
Those shooting in the Toronto area will have less red tape to contend with, as the permit offices of the greater Toronto area have consolidated.
The Oscars look different from Europe. I'm not surprised, just a little mesmerized by the depths of ambivalence toward something, that for Americans at least, is so simple: Awards good, losing bad.
Denmark's Zentropa Entertainments has closed high-quality, hard-core pornography subsid Puzzy Power after just two years, following the commercial flop of its third production, Knud Vestergaard's gay…
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