The Back Lot: A forlorn little character who carried a sign proclaiming "The end of the world is near" used to turn up regularly in New Yorker cartoons. Then one day a rival's sign demanded, "How…
From stubborn queens to ruthless devils, sly spinsters to tough street girls, 2006 featured the deepest, most diverse collection of great female roles in recent memory.
The Weinstein Co. is licensing the extensive homevid library of Videocine, film division of Mexican conglom Televisa. Company has bought U.S. and Canadian rights to Televisa's 178-title library…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
In "Stranger Than Fiction," a nondescript IRS auditor discovers that he is actually a character in a novel and that the author plans to kill him off. Dismayed by the prospect of his demise, he sets…
Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have made a deal for "Prodigal Son," a romantic comedy that Gigi Levangie Grazer will write with Mimi James. Brian Grazer will produce.
In the U.S., when screenwriters and movie directors collaborate, the partnership is rarely an equal one -- or anything close to it. The writer is often regarded as disposable and is easily fired by…
Some 50 years after Francois Truffaut first advocated his auteur theory, idiosyncratic writer-directors continue to dominate the filmscape of Continental Europe.
They're new, but they're far from green. This year's "freshman class" of writers in Oscar contention -- which includes Michael Arndt ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Andrea Berloff ("World Trade Center")…
Wolfe Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to German drama "Four Minutes" and plans a theatrical release next spring.
Prague launched its first Filmania on Thursday, following the lead of discount cinema days such as Paris' Printemps du Cinema.
Brazil's local film commissions and related orgs have founded the Brazilian Assn. of Film Commissions (Abrafic). Ana Cristina Costa e Silva, prexy of Brasil Central Film Commission, was elected…