| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There are many reasons investors enter the movie business. "Enticed by Charlie Sheen" isn't usually one of them.
On a vacation to Los Angeles a few years ago, Joe Newcomb, a Texas entrepreneur who has made millions in the fertilizer business, accepted...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Former "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington, who has three projects in the 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival running through this weekend, says the fatherly thread in his latest projects is no coincidence.
The actor portrays a small-town father...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Miguel Oliveira is developing a video game in a tiny apartment near USC, worlds away from the high-tech studios of […]...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"In Bloom," the foreign language film Oscar submission from Georgia, revolves around two 14-year-old girls coming of age in 1992. Best friends Eka and Natia live in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, a newly independent country after the collapse of the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood's unique awards calculus wouldn't seem to take a film festival at this posh coastal enclave into account.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, after all, is not a prestige movie launching pad such as the Toronto...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The stereotypical Sundance movie is thought of as something capital-Q quirky, typically a story of family dysfunction or coming-of-age. This year's festival, across its numerous sections, featured a newfound immersion in genre storytelling that pushed the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
First the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disqualified a song. Now it could be facing the music.
For the first time in its history, the academy this week revoked an Oscar nomination on ethical grounds, citing improper campaigning by the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
PARK CITY, Utah -- On Saturday morning at the Sundance Film Festival, Zach Braff world-premiered his new film, “Wish I Was Here.” This was notable for several reasons.
From a business standpoint, it was, of course, the first movie made by...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:41 PM
PARK CITY, Utah -- Sony Pictures Classics announced Wednesday morning that it has picked up the men-of-a-certain-age road trip comedy "Land Ho!" for distribution and plans to release the film this year.
The film, which premiered Sunday as part of the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
He came in from the rain wearing a scarf, tattered pants, unlaced canvas tennis shoes and a sweater somewhere between the colors of plum and rust. His hair looked like an approaching storm, and he had missed a spot shaving just above the collar. His...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Over the holidays, most moviegoers have opted for big-budget, spectacle-heavy and family-friendly films at the box office. But while "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" have been packing them in for weeks now, a few smaller, independent...