| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Veteran producer Donna Gigliotti and development executive Renee Witt are teaming up at Levantine Films with plans to launch projects for the over-25 market.
New York-based Levantine plans to develop, fully finance and produce commercially viable...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Julia Stiles was born in New York City today in 1981. This birthday gal has earned an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Lumen Ann Pierce on the TV series "Dexter." She's also played the role of Nicky Parsons in three films of...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Gannett Co. and the Weinstein Co. are partnering on a first-look development deal aimed at creating film and TV projects based on news and feature stories covered by the media giant's periodicals and TV news outlets.
The joint announcement was made...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
We won't have to wait long to see what kind of final decisions Oscar voters will be making out of Thursday's Oscar nominations. This weekend brings the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild awards, with the Directors Guild following on Jan. 25. Those...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:30 PM
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
JUSTIN CHANG: Bonjour, Peter. I know you're still settling into your new Parisian digs as we speak (I'm picturing you at your laptop in an "I Louvre Paris" T-shirt with a cafe au lait at the ready), so I appreciate your taking the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Jennifer Lawrence has taken another tumble at the Oscars, but this time it wasn't during the telecast.
Last year, Lawrence's spill going up the stairs to accept her lead actress Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" (and an adorable run-in with Jack...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
If there are any surprises at this year's Oscar ceremony on Sunday, you can blame the Winter Olympics. The sporting event pushed back the Academy Awards a week, which gave voters an extra few days to mull over the nominees. Could the momentum of a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Oscar balloting ended Tuesday, which means two things: (1) Academy members no longer have to feel guilty about not watching that "12 Years a Slave" screener, and (2) it's time to gather The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists together for one last powwow...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:45 AM
It isn't like last year, when it was down to "Argo" and "Lincoln," and it was already looking like "Argo." This year's Academy Awards ceremony, to be March 2, feels to me like a tricky three-way scenario among "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When the Academy Award nominations are announced, there are often surprises, sometimes including an underdog or two that may have burrowed their way into a finalist slot. It's rare, however, to find nominees who haven't been significantly promoted to...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
This time last year, while Bradley Cooper was making the rounds for his Oscar-nominated lead actor turn in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," he was also getting ready to get back in the ring with Russell for "American Hustle." The day after...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
A populist confection with ambitions to high art. A hodgepodge whose messiness has generated both raves and criticism. A colorful throwback that is also surprisingly modern and relevant. David O. Russell's "American Hustle" is a series of entertaining...