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  • Movies with black casts make a green argument

    Movies with black casts make a green argument
    It took 14 years to come to fruition, but "The Best Man Holiday," writer-director Malcolm D. Lee's sequel to his 1999 hit "The Best Man," opens Friday. Lee told me the other day that Universal executives were "hesitant" initially about the sequel, which...
  • Dressing eight tumultuous decades for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    Dressing eight tumultuous decades for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'
    Veteran costume designer Ruth Carter had her hands full with her latest feature film, "Lee Daniels' The Butler." In it, she tackled eight tumultuous decades of U.S. political and social history — and changing fashions — filled with dozens of...
  • Oscars: Directors Ready to Rebound After Bombs Like 'Battleship'

    According to a Hollywood truism, you're only as good as your last project. So the awards buzz for this year's directors is doubly gratifying: Prizes are nice, but for some of these helmers, the 2013 films are a way to rebound -- or to remind the biz...
  • Oprah Winfrey Tapped for Santa Barbara Film Fest Honor

    Following her role in this year's hit, Lee Daniels' "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey will receive the Montecito Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The thesp, producer and television host will be feted on Feb. 5 at the Arlington...
  • AFM: Indie Hits Fuel Optimism as 2013 Market Kicks Off

    The American Film Market kicks off Wednesday with a kind of cautious bullishness, following the relatively robust business at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival in September. With 402 films scheduled to screen -- including 321 market premieres and 75...
  • AFM: e2b Capital to Help Filmmakers Package Pics, Juggle Financiers

    Packaging an indie film can feel sometimes like a three-ring circus, so it's fitting that one of the industry's great showmen Cassian Elwes has teamed with Robert Ogden Barnum (no relation to the famed ringleader) to form e2b Capital, which helps...
  • 'Out of the Furnace's' Scott Cooper Compares Cast to 'Driving a Maserati' at AFI Fest

    Despite "Out of the Furnace" being one of the most dark, intense movies of this awards season, the mood was jovial November 9 at its AFI Festival premiere at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre. Director Scott Cooper laughed and hugged it out with stars...
  • Britannia Awards Mutes the Awards Campaigning

    Awards contender "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" got a big boost in terms of awareness and goodwill at Saturday's Britannia Awards, but in general the campaigning was appropriately subdued. At this time of year, it's easy to be cynical and presume...
  • Awards Voters: Start Your Screening Orgy Early This Year

    Attention, awards voters: You have two assignments this weekend. First, set back your clocks one hour Saturday night. Second, see at least two movies. Don't leave your homework until the last minute! Most studios send out a glut of screeners before...
  • Film Review: 'Aftermath'

    Inspired by Jan Gross' book "Neighbors," about the 1941 massacre of a Polish village's Jewish population by their Catholic neighbors, Wladyslaw Pasikowski's "Aftermath" retools the material into a fast-paced "backwater burg with a dark secret" quasi-...
  • Deauville Fest a Key Stop for U.S. Fare Set for Euro Distribution

    Basking in the glow of the vibrant U.S. indie biz, the 39th Deauville American Film Festival appears to be the key pre-fall launchpad for European distribs with American titles. Kicking off with Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra," this edition...
  • 'Glee Project' Director On 'Break It Down' Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    Musicvideo helmer Erik White will direct dark comedy "Break It Down" for StarStream Entertainment with music produced by Gregg Alexander. White, whose credits include multiple episodes of "The Glee Project" and seven Chris Brown videos, will direct...