Sony's review-proof "Ghost Rider" ran roughshod over the foreign B.O. over the most recent frame -- just as the comicbook-hero pic did at home -- taking in $16.4 million from 25 markets overseas.
For years, the Spirit Awards have played Oscar's poor cousin. The kudos show is held in a tent and not a swanky purpose-built theater, the dress code is "anything goes," and it's a lunchtime affair…
"Very intimate" are not words one might think of to describe the big-tent hoedown known as the Spirit Awards. But Laura Dern can, because 21 years ago she was an 18-year-old nominee at its very first…
As the beachside big-top extravaganza better known as the Spirit Awards enters its 22nd year, the event seems like a very far cry from its humble beginnings at a restaurant in WeHo. This year, 1,400…
Just because a film doesn't get acquired by a big distributor after its festival premiere doesn't mean it can't have a life. While more than a half dozen of this year's Spirit Award nominees didn't…
Candidates for the Producer's Award were selected from a group of emerging filmmakers who, "despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce…
The Independent Spirits' Truer Than Fiction Award, presented for the 11th time, goes to an "emerging director of nonfiction features who has not yet received significant attention." The winner will…
Now in its 13th year, the Someone to Watch Award honors "a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition."
Sherry Lansing was expecting the worst when she came home late one night to learn that Motion Picture Academy president Sid Ganis had left several urgent phone messages instructing her to call back…
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