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  • Period Piece 'Belle' Offers Unique Look at 18th Century Slavery

    "Belle," directed by Amma Asante, opens on May 2 (Fox Searchlight). WHY IT MATTERS: The film takes an original approach to 18th century slavery, making the troubling point that it was the foundation of a region's economic system -- yet the topic is...
  • Filmmakers Moving Where the Money is: Digital TV Series

    For independent filmmakers, digital TV series may be the next green. Like many directors, Paul Schrader acknowledges the difficulty of finding money for his projects. He had to fund last year's "The Canyons," starring Lindsay Lohan, on Kickstarter, a...
  • Variety's Mentor of the Year: Paul Stekler Champions Cinematic Risk-Taking

    Forget "those who can, do; those who can't, teach." Paul Stekler, Variety's 2014 Mentor of the Year, can, does and teaches. While chairing University of Texas at Austin's RTF (radio-television-film) department, the Emmy and Peabody winner continues to...
  • Entertainment Education: America's Film School Programs

    American Film Institute, Los Angeles Graduate students in AFI's production-based program make 4-10 films in two years under the guidance of master filmmakers led by artistic director James L. Brooks. AFI alumni number 4,500, with an impressive 81% of them...
  • Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins

    When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
  • Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel picks picture, talks 'Hustle' and hype

    Oscars 2014: Buzzmeter panel picks picture, talks 'Hustle' and hype
    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...
  • So much time to mull and re-mull those top Oscar races

    The Academy Awards are still more than three weeks away, and, by this point, there's the feeling that everyone involved should be looking (or at least feeling) like Cate Blanchett's desperate, fallen socialite at the end of "Blue Jasmine" — bleary-...
  • Oscars 2014: Make your picks and share your Academy Awards ballot

    Oscars 2014: Make your picks and share your Academy Awards ballot
    The official voting period may have ended for the 2014 Oscars, but you still have time to make your predictions on who will leave the 86th Academy Awards with a new golden statuette. Use our play-at-home ballot of all 24 categories, make your...
  • Can Oscar documentary nominee '20 Feet' prevail over darker matter?

    "Searching for Sugar Man," the absorbing investigation into the whereabouts of an elusive '70s singer-songwriter, won the Academy Award for feature documentary last year. It was the first time that the entire body of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
  • Oscars 2014: Races to watch as final voting begins

    Oscars 2014: Races to watch as final voting begins
    Weren't the Oscars great this year? Matthew McConaughey's best actor acceptance speech? That put us on a spaceship and sent us straight to Neptune, man. And we thought we were going to lose it when Cuba Gooding Jr. rushed the stage just after Ben...
  • Emmy Awards live chat: The show, the surprises and more

    Emmy Awards live chat: The show, the surprises and more
    Did your favorite TV show win big at the Emmys on Sunday night? Or are you still grumbling about how those (expletive deleted) voters somehow overlooked (insert name of beloved actor here ... unless it's somebody from "Modern Family," in which case, we'...