Liam Neeson Takes 'Walk Among the Tombstones’ 9 weeks ago
Actor Liam Neeson is on novelist Lawrence Block's mind a lot these days. The New York novelist is chock-a-block with anticipation as...
By Dan Bloom
How the would-be presidential candidate's political shenanigans have damaged his other endeavors
I just finished reading a book about the Brat Pack by Susannah Gora called “You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried” and it dusted off fond day-glo memories
It's a boon for writers looking to break into the business. For publishers, well ... not such a boon
In this volatile world market, currency losses create sinkholes in your budget that are large enough to kill the project. That's why you need to stabilize your currency from the get-go
If information is power, we are handing power on an unprecedented scale to a company that wants to sell it marketers
When it comes to newer movies, I can’t remember the last time I was both moved and impressed by a performance
Hanna has been called an art-house "Sucker Punch." I prefer to call it a "Sucker Punch" that remembered to make its central character interesting
All these delayed or problematic indie film projects spread across the world have received their 20% deposits while the buyers wait forever for their notice of delivery. This can't last
Most producers are too mired in the daily demands of physical production, post-production and delivery to have the time and clarity to contemplate all the facets of a film's marketing campaign
It astounds me how many people in this industry treat reading like a chore, and how many needless mistakes are made in the production process because people don’t read their scripts
Before looking for funding, producers should spend $10,000-$25,000 to nail down their budget, schedule, finance plan, incorporation, script option, casting director, investment package, etc.
A look at the week's new hi-def disc bounty, which also includes "Babe" and "Fiddler on the Roof"
The former "Friends" star understands acting and actors and knows how to get the most from them. What he doesn’t seem to understand is filmmaking
Granted, the tiny thespian had ballet training as a young sprite, and managed to transform her body into ballerina perfection. But why is it necessary to deconstruct the wonderful fable that is “Black Swan”?
The homage-filled horror movie about a demon radial is not just an intellectually-compelling comedy, but a purely visual narrative that careens through genre-movie conventions
Celebrity chef Ina Garten, aka the Food Network Barefoot Contesssa, has cooked up a real PR disaster for herself; how could this happen?
As good as Nick Thurston is, he’s not enough to save the film from director John Gray
Even if the state is able to rescue its film credit, it’s not going to make a difference to studios, premium independents or primetime networks
A global political awareness results in more enlightened moviemaking, while thinking critically is vital to creating powerful art
What happened to questions necessitating historical reference, or eliciting deep self-analysis?
Zack Snyder's film is a hybrid: call it a "goovie" or a "mame"; judging by the title, I’d go with the latter
Highlights from the Film Finance Forum: Part Deux
Here are a few recent events and issues that offer insight into Hollywood’s influence at the legislative level
With a standing-room audience of mainstream financiers, producers, executives, attorneys and more, this annual event has become the preeminent financial gathering of its kind
Want to stop people from pirating music, movies and TV shows? Make them as easy to play as a compact disc
With the Mideast roiling, parts of Africa in chaos and even Wisconsin stealing front-page real estate, it’s time for a feel-good flick to distract the hoi polloi from the terror of reality
Big-budget zombie movie gets so lost in its global scale that it doesn't give us a flesh-and-blood hero who makes it all matter, despite Brad Pitt's best efforts