Film

For indie filmmakers theatrical release is an avenue to digital success

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PARK CITY, Utah - Amid the snow-covered streets of Park City, Utah, the fates of numerous films lie in the hands of film executives as they place bets on which movies screened at the annual Sundance Film Festival will be the next big box office hit.

Ceiling collapse kills one on Martin Scorsese set in Taiwan

- One person died and two were injured on Thursday when a ceiling collapsed on the set in Taiwan of Martin Scorsese's upcoming film "Silence," a spokeswoman for the production said.

29 Jan 2015

A Minute With: Blythe Danner on getting older, finding better roles

PARK CITY, Utah - From Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" to Viola in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," Blythe Danner has had numerous starring roles on the Broadway stage, but in her first leading film role she tapped into something closer to home.

People 28 Jan 2015

Leviathan director: controversy shows film 'touched something' in Russia

MOSCOW - Director Andrei Zvyagintsev, whose bleak depiction of his homeland in the Oscar-nominated film Leviathan divided Russia, said on Wednesday the polarization proved his movie had "touched something very important".

People, Russia 28 Jan 2015

'Frozen' heats up Japan box office in 2014

TOKYO - Japanese cinemas rang up a healthy rise in ticket sales in 2014 as blockbuster animation film "Frozen" eclipsed an otherwise lackluster show by Hollywood, industry data showed on Tuesday.

Japan 27 Jan 2015

Actors endorse showbiz satire 'Birdman' in march toward Oscars

LOS ANGELES - "Birdman," a satirical film about acting in the unforgiving world of show business, won top honors from Hollywood's actors on Sunday in an important show of support for its march toward the best picture Oscar. | Video

26 Jan 2015

'Selma' director DuVernay to make Hurricane Katrina feature film

LOS ANGELES - Ava DuVernay, the director behind the Oscar-nominated Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma," will write, produce and direct a feature film set in the time of Hurricane Katrina, the company backing the film said on Monday.

26 Jan 2015

Eastwood's 'American Sniper' continues as U.S. box office juggernaut

NEW YORK - Oscar-nominated war film "American Sniper" continued to punish the competition at U.S. and Canadian box offices over the weekend, selling a whopping $64.4 million in tickets, according to studio estimates. | Video

26 Jan 2015

Facebook's Oculus forms in-house virtual-reality film studio

PARK CITY, Utah - Facebook Inc's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films and premiered its first short piece at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday.

Tech, Facebook 26 Jan 2015

'Birdman' takes lead as Oscar favorite with Producers Award

LOS ANGELES - Show business satire "Birdman" took the lead in what promises to be a competitive race for the best picture Oscar by winning the top award from Hollywood producers on Saturday.

25 Jan 2015
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Book Talk: Iran "insider" offers roadmap for U.S.-Iran peace

ANKARA - Hossein Mousavian thinks a big reason Iran has not struck a deal with six major powers over its nuclear program boils down to a lack of understanding between Tehran and Washington, and a lack of U.S. appreciation for gestures Iran has made.