Forget indie -- the specialized film industry is mostly a studio game. From Universal's Focus and Fox's Searchlight to the newly created Warner Independent Pictures and Disney's future Miramax…
Bob Berney Thanks to Charlize Theron’s “Monster” Oscar win and Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” Bible-buster, the amicable Oklahoma native’s profile rose to the heavens in 2004. His fledgling…
Hollywood's key guilds offer indie producers an array of inducements to go union, such as lower rates and salary deferrals
While MGM continues to hang out the for-sale sign, which doubtless will mean more change not far down the road, specialty division United Artists has weathered a major transition with the exit…
High net-worth individuals usually work in industries where their money does the talking for them. Want to know how successful they are? Just check the bottom line.
A recent report from org MoveOn projects that 44% of all voters will have seen Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" by the time of the 2004 presidential election, and a third of those will have been…
Timur Bekmambetov Helmer of Russia’s runaway local B.O. triumph “Night Watch,” Bekmambetov hails from a background in American indies (Roger Corman’s “The Arena”) and commercials. Fox just snapped up…
Paul Colichman Longtime Regent Entertainment chair Colichman boldly expanded his indie telepic distrib biz into VOD this year by launching Here! TV. Programming caters to the gay market, which is…
With the departure of Jonathan Dolgen from Paramount, many wonder if Paramount Classics will be given more financial freedom to pursue films.
Count Robert Greenwald as perhaps the only producer in America totally unconcerned about release windows and digital piracy.