WITH NATPE IN FULL SWING, it’s time for a word of praise for the syndicated “Jerry Springer.” Most TV series depict the world as it should be; “Springer” portrays the world as it is. The guests are…
In the height of Oscar season, Academy members are finding their mailboxes filled with ballots, screening cassettes -- and now junk mail.
VISIT GOLDEN GLOBES 2001 FOR FULL COVERAGEIt was an evening of Roman slaves and roamin' rockers at the 58th annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, as "Gladiator" and "Almost Famous" took home top…
Some projects are launched with a lot of money, a lot of fanfare and a lot of anticipation. And the rest is silence. In 1979, United Artists paid $2.5 million for Gay Talese's "Thy Neighbor's Wife."…
Studios and indies are putting a lot of time, energy and money into something they're not even sure they believe in: screeners. This year, the annual flurry of videocassettes mailed to Oscar voters…
Journalists love stories about journalists. And when the onscreen reporter lives in San Diego, is there any doubt what film would win top honors from the San Diego Film Critics Society? DreamWorks'…
Oscar and Tony winner Jason Robards Jr. died Tuesday at age 78 at Bridgeport Hospital in Fairfield, Conn. after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Need a quick fix on crix picks? You've come to the right place. In the past year, Variety and Daily Variety published 2,507 reviews, a record number. That's a jump of 580, or 30%, over last year.
At year's end, the industry will have handed out 4,025 trophies at 564 ceremonies -- a 65% increase over last year. The total averages out to 1.5 ceremonies every day, with an award handed out every…
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. tallied up which studios got the most Golden Globe nominations, but even the studios were confused by the conclusions.
The Golden Globes always tout themselves as a bellwether of the Academy Awards, but they have a mixed track record. Of the 13 Globe winners last year, seven went on to the Oscar winner's circle…