The 24th Santa Barbara Film Festival, with a lineup of 200-plus films from 41 countries, will kick off Jan. 22 with Rod Lurie's "Nothing But the Truth" at the Arlington Theater.
How do you promote the end of the world? That was the question facing 20th Century Fox as the studio pondered the marketing plan for "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
The U.S. economy may be in the worst shape since the Great Depression, but some exhibitors at the 2009 Intl. Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas still have something to celebrate -- cautiously.
Hollywood is adding to its marketing vocabulary at a rapid clip. Here are some of the terms describing new concepts and technologies now used in the promotion of movies and TV shows.
Steven Gilborn, stage, film and television actor who played the father of Ellen DeGeneres' character on "Ellen," died of cancer in North Chatham, N.Y., on Jan. 2. He was 72.
When people close to a film whisper that a performance was made in the cutting room, they usually mean it as a slight to an actor who couldn't deliver on camera. But in "The Curious Case of Benjamin…
Eight-year-old Rafael Solano can see the future -- or at least his future. Not content with the ease of use of his Nintendo Wii, he imagines a game system that features "controllers you could…
Events in 2008 moved at such a fast clip that even news media had trouble keeping up. So when a movie -- with its lengthy pre-release production schedule -- resonates in the here and now, it makes…
Though it remains to be seen whether "The Dark Knight" and "Iron Man" will make a dent in the upcoming Oscars, big-budget actioners appear to be making progress in earning critical respect.
A vivid and meaningful resolution in the film's final moments, at once capturing the wonder and heartbreak of life, reconciles the unique and complex relationship that has developed between Benjamin…
Theater dynamo Viola Davis keeps showing up in tiny movie roles and each time knocks them out of the park.