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    Weekend Read: 2012 Clips, FIND Conference, FTC Blog Rules, Polanski Culture Clash

    Filmmaker Magazine reports from this weekend's FIND conference. So does Screen.

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    Indie Future: Mechanic Offers Answers

    Always one of the smarter players in Hollywood, ex-Fox studio chairman Bill Mechanic (now owner of the production company Pandemonium LLC) gave a keynote speech Tuesday morning on the future of the indies at the Independent Film & Television Alliance Production Conference. Is he looking for a job (t...

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    Potter's Rage Debuts on Mobile Phones

    True confession. I love Sally Potter, from the great Tilda Swinton-starrer Orlando to the sexy verse-poem Yes. But her films just don't do a lot of stateside business.

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    Classic Cinema, Redbox Update, Batman Reality, Floating Heads

    Hollywood News:Drew Barrymore's roller derby movie Whip It has a new poster and a new release date: October 2.

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    Redbox Analysis: Kiosks vs. Studios

    In the second of an ongoing series of guest columns, ex-LA Times and Variety writer Diane Garrett (now at Consumed by Media) analyzes the ongoing Redbox $1 kiosk wars with insight from years of home video industry-watching. Just how did the mighty studios find themselves in court with this upstart D...

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    Redbox Explosion: Movies and Shakers

    Swiftly growing Mint.com lures potential customers into its jaws with nifty charts like this one: where do people spend money on movies? The answer: Redbox is exploding.

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    Avatar Day, Sony Acquires Parnassus, Tarantino, Screwball Ladies

    We've been tracking news that Sony Pictures Classics would release The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus this fall. But as the NY-based specialty division rigorously refuses to confirm these talks, the rumors spread around the internet until Variety figured out a way to write the story so that Sony World...

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    Movies Go to Facebook, Legos, Lebanon, Redbox and Wellywood

    Media Watch: Vibe could be coming back to--digital--life, while it looks like those wild and crazy salad days at Conde Nast are finally over.

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    Lee Revamps Ride with the Devil

    In the stellar career of Ang Lee, one movie stands out like a sore thumb, not only as one of his few boxoffice clunkers, but as a film which he edited for a studio. "Of the 11 films I worked on with Ang, it's the only one that was not his cut," says Lee's longtime writer-collaborator James Schamus, ...

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    Major Studios Won't Consolidate, but Minors May Merge

    The economy is a ruthless, Darwinian Master. Only the strong shall survive, and that applies to the mighty studios as well as everyone else. Sure, the theatrical market is holding up pretty well. But for every Fast & Furious, Star Trek and The Hangover there's a cynically bloated flop like Land of t...

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