Directors

Women Directors Could Set an Oscar Record in Screenplay Categories (and More)

The fight for women to be recognized for their directorial achievements stretches back for decades, but, too often, the screenwriters aren’t given that same spotlight. However, this year…

Have the Oscars Become the Olympics of Cinema?

In April 2019, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences board of governors decided to change the name of the foreign-language-film category, saying it was “outdated within…

Oscar’s Foreign Accent Dates Back to the Birth of Cinema

The public considers the Academy Awards as a Hollywood event. True, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is headquartered in Southern California, and most of the…

From Gaga in ‘Gucci’ to Kidman in ‘Being the Ricardos,’ Female Icons Get the Cinematic Treatment

The awards race in the best actress and best supporting actress categories is brimming with real life protagonists getting the big screen treatment. From Nicole Kidman’s Lucille Ball …

Björn Runge, Bille August to Pitch Latest Films at Göteborg’s Nordic Film Market

18 works in progress by some of the Nordic region’s biggest names – Bille August, Björn Runge, the multi-prized JP Valkeapää and Malou Reymann will be showcased at…

How Festivals Help Build Awards Buzz for International Talent

It’s tempting to draw a straight line between the Academy’s increasingly global composition and the unprecedented triumph of Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” in 2019. And if we regard…

‘Emergency’ Helmer Carey Williams on Riding Comedy-Drama Line and Exploring Black Masculinity

Carey Williams (“R#J”) hits Sundance with “Emergency,” the feature he and screenwriter KD Dávila developed from their darkly comic short, also titled “Emergency.” The film follows straight-A student…

Sundance Documentaries Showcase Enhanced Storytelling Through Animation

What brings documentaries to life? For an increasing number of them, it’s colorful characters — literally. Animation is making docs more accessible to a wider audience, allowing filmmakers…

David Arquette Talks 25 Years of ‘Scream,’ That Shocking Scene and What’s Next

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read unless you have seen the 2022 horror film “Scream,” currently playing in theaters. The “Scream” movies know about rules. Since the series launched with…

Netflix Falls Short of Q4 Subscriber Target, Stock Tumbles on Weak Forecast

Netflix ended 2021 with a slightly lower-than-expected subscriber gain in the fourth quarter, and its stock took a steep dive with a weak Q1 outlook. The streaming giant…

Nickelodeon and Paramount Animation Name Latifa Ouaou, Eryk Casemiro as Executive VPs (EXCLUSIVE)

Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation are further aligning under president of animation Ramsey Naito with a pair of major executive moves. Latifa Ouaou has been named executive vice…

‘Feria: The Darkest Light’ Creators Discuss Netflix’s New Spanish Supernatural Thriller

On Jan. 28 Netflix will drop its next big Spanish drama series, “Feria: The Darkest Light,” a new ‘90s-set fantastic thriller from “Elíte” co-creator Carlos Montero and thriller…