| Jan 9, 2008
Five of the six nominees for the Directors Guild of America's 2007 honors are earning their first recognition from the DGA.
The only exception to this year's neophyte nomination list is a bit of a technicality. "No Country For Old Men" co-helmer Ethan...
| Jan 15, 2008
One day after winning Golden Globe awards for best picture, "Atonement" and "Sweeney Todd" both failed to make the Producers Guild of America shortlist.
Instead, the candidates for the PGA's Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year award are the teams...
| Jan 16, 2008
"Atonement," the sweeping romantic epic starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, dominated the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' film awards today.
The adaptation of Ian McEwan's acclaimed novel of redemption was...
| Jan 22, 2008
| 6:58 AM
"Atonement," "Juno," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" were nominated this morning for the Academy Award for best picture of 2007.
The gripping oil epic "There Will Be Blood" and the gritty contemporary Western, "No...
| Feb 19, 2008
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tamara Jenkins has some mixed feelings about the remarkability of this year's female-flush original screenplay category.
"It's a complicated feeling to be singled out because of gender. Sometimes you bristle under the...
| Feb 20, 2008
Character is destiny. Score one for Heraclitus, whose succinct aphorism seems especially apt in describing screenwriters' path to the Oscars this year.
While taut plotting and visual ingenuity were certainly in abundance in this year's crop of...
| Feb 24, 2008
A former stripper flirts with success
Tinseltown is adorned with many a unique and sparkly success story. But how Minneapolis stripper Brook Busey became Oscar-winning Hollywood screenwriter Diablo Cody has to be this year's shiniest. The following is...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 4:33 PM
This year, 19 of the 20 SAG acting nominees are contending at the Academy Awards. The only one not to make the cut was SAG supporting actress contender Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds"), who was replaced on the Oscars ballot by Maggie Gyllenhaal ("...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 4:34 AM
This is a longer version of my upcoming Sunday Calendar cover story on the two young stars who play opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in "Inception," the most ambitious Hollywood film of 2010. These days, the term “young Hollywood” conjures up images......
| Dec 4, 2008
Veteran Los Angeles film producer Leslie Urdang stands among the most fortunate independent filmmakers. One of 1,026 submissions, Urdang's low-budget "Adam," an uplifting love story featuring a man with Asperger's syndrome, was announced Wednesday as part...
| Dec 17, 2008
| 8:34 AM
Anna Friel is not letting any moss grow under her feet after ABC's "Pushing Daisies." The actress will take to the big screen with Jesse Eisenberg in "The Wedding", an as-yet-unowned studio romantic comedy that centers on the highs and lows of young love,...
| Sep 12, 2009
A night at the Stiller compound?
Comic actor Ben Stiller and his actress wife, Christine Taylor, have listed their Hollywood Hills property at $12.5 million.
The site includes two houses and a one-bedroom guesthouse for a total of 10 bedrooms and 11...