| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:09 PM
As part of its ongoing makeover, Focus Features announced a slew of executive changes Tuesday afternoon, including the departure of co-Chief Executive Andrew Karpen.
Earlier this month, parent Universal Pictures set into motion an overhaul of the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:34 PM
"Thanks for Sharing" is a bit like the recovery scene it digs into — filled with intoxicating highs and dispiriting lows.
The new romantic drama is about the rocky road of love for sex addicts trying to 12-step the straight and narrow. It has an...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Film directors love Julianne Moore and she must love them back. After all, she's married to one (Bart Freundlich). Muse to Paul Thomas Anderson and Todd Haynes, a complicit partner to Robert Altman and Lisa Cholodenko, a fleshed-out Sarah Palin ("Game...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's a brave new indie world.
Last week's startling news that Focus Features was losing its leader, moving out of its New York headquarters and absorbing another indie distributor with a mandate to release movies that have a more global appeal,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:10 PM
"I hate this. I don't want this. I don't want it!" cries Abby, a mother who's just been hit on the head by her son's baseball in the opening scene of writer-director Stacie Passon's new film, "Concussion." Blood is gushing from the woman's temple, but it'...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A runway show is by no means the only way to promote a collection.
For L.A. designers Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern, short films have been the key to success for their fledgling women's label Co, capturing the attention of their very first store...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Layoffs have begun at Focus Features.
Employees in the specialty label's New York and Los Angeles locations were told Monday whether they would lose their positions, though it is not known how many jobs will be cut. Focus, an imprint of Universal...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Bert Marcus, 31
Producer, Bert Marcus Prods.
Most documentaries bored USC grad and former Clear Channel worker Marcus, so he decided to make interesting ones like "Teenage Paparazzo" (acquired by HBO at Sundance 2010), "How to Make Money Selling Drugs"...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
As an aspiring North Carolina filmmaker, Dreambridge Films founder Todd J. Labarowski literally broke into the business. "I went down to Carolco Studios (in North Carolina), finagled my way past the guard and unknowingly walked into a casting director's...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Gwyneth Paltrow in her skivvies is as good a reason as any to tune into the new trailer for "Thanks for Sharing," the sex-addiction film starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and pop star Pink, a.k.a. Alecia Beth Moore.
The feature film debut from "The...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Actor-director Warren Beatty and his wife, actress Annette Bening, have sold their mansion in Beverly Crest for $6.7 million.
The ivy-covered house, built in 1992, was being offered for lease at $19,995 a month or for sale at $6.995 million.