The Backlot: A number of power players over the years have yearned to "own" Hollywood. Lew Wasserman knew how to leverage talent to this end just as Rupert Murdoch understands the art of leveraging…
If you're looking for a little controversy to top off the summer, check out the Toronto Film Fest next month.
"The Other Capote." That's not the actual title of the second biopic on author Truman Capote to hit screens in just over a year. But it has been Indiewood's de facto moniker for "Infamous," ever…
In Hollywood, as in life, nothing comes without a price. With the IRS vowing on Aug. 17 to get tough on celeb freebies at kudofests like the Oscars and Emmys, the fest circuit is already bracing for…
For most Americans, the war in Iraq exists in an alternate universe, one accessed predominantly through television news. This fall, distribs will attempt to find out if auds will buy tickets to see…
Voiceover: Aug. 29 marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. And while the city of New Orleans still has a long way to go toward recovery, there is a strong pulse.
London Eye: There are few more prolific or audacious screenwriters working in the U.K. than Tony Grisoni. He has two experimental movies bowing this week at the Edinburgh fest -- "Lives of the…
Given the $135 million "Miami Vice" tab and its $57 million domestic gross (most international territories are yet to open), the Michael Mann TV-to-film adaptation will help put another nail in the…
As the ceasefire in Lebanon takes effect, execs are assessing the impact of the conflict on the country's film industry, and finding that the cost has been high.
"While You Are Here" uses a non-probing approach to speak volumes about the relationship between an elderly man and a hustler. Extremely focused pic is an impressive graduation work from Cologne's…