Maybe they're feeling prickly about notes and rewrites. For whatever reason, this year the Writers Branch snubbed big-budget studio films for Academy Award nomination -- even the prestige pics that…
The adapted screenplay nominees are less political than this year's field of originals, but here, too, the nominees are risk-takers. Most audacious of the field is "Borat."
Ennio Morricone is not just the most prolific film composer of the past 50 years. His is also one of the most innovative voices in the history of the art form.
"After five nominations, with great tranquillity and peace of mind, I had given up on it," admits Ennio Morricone, only the second composer in Oscar history to receive an honorary Academy Award.
You won't hear their names called at the Kodak, but without these pros, this year's contenders couldn't have hit their marks.
Ray Feeney has seen his niche in the film business -- digital technology and visual effects -- grow from an arcane backwater into a major portion of the filmmaking process.
Beki is calling in the consultants. Indefatigable Berlinale Market topper Beki Probst has tapped McKinsey to conduct a thorough analysis of the European Film Market's structures as soon as this…
After Berlin competition title "The Witnesses," Gallic helmer Andre Techine is next planning a comedy set in the moneyed world of art dealing starring Catherine Deneuve and Michel Blanc.
Putting this year's Oscar contenders in context surprises and also deepens appreciation of their achievements.
It's a skill set only a few entertainers have mastered: Keep the night moving; put everyone at ease; make the jokes funny, not only for the room, but for a broad, global TV audience of millions; put…