| May 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Cannes lends glamour and a white hot focus on films, which can be great for future box office. But it's not that simple for international sales executives.
Sometimes they need to step back and gauge if Cannes is the ideal place to launch a film's...
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2013
Jeanine Basinger has been happily married for 45 years, so she knows a lot about how to make a marriage work. Basinger, the founder and director of the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University in Middletown, also knows a lot about marriage movies,...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Anyone with a cellphone and a laptop can make a Web series. But it's tough to pull off something that looks professionally made. Not when there's barely any money involved. There is a huge opportunity here for indie filmmakers, especially those...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 12:50 PM
This weekend, while drivers wheel around the Inner Harbor for the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, moviegoers a few blocks from downtown will be watching the story of a brave, imaginative man who was the Muhammad Ali or Michael Jordan of auto racing....