The juggernaut that is “12 Years a Slave” continued with the announcement of the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Award nominees today. The Steve McQueen-helmed drama about slavery—which has been gaining momentum since its debut at the Toronto Film Festival—led the nominations with seven nods.
Old pros make this slight comedy about a retirement home for musicians in England seem weightier and more moving than it has any right to be.
The stars of Summit Entertainment’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” spoke to us at an after party co-sponsored by Backstage following the world premiere of the film on Sept. 8 at the Toronto International Film Festival.
At the LifeRaft event, casting directors Eve Battaglia, Ellen Chenoweth, and Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto dispensed tips for standing out even with non-speaking roles.
Academy Award–nominated director Andrew Adamson (“Shrek”) on bringing Cirque du Soleil’s Vegas stage creations to big screens in his new 3D film “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away.”
Assembly Member Felipe Fuentes’ bill adding two years to the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program passed unanimously through two Senate committees.
As he begins rehearsals for "Harvey" on Broadway, actor Rich Sommer opens up about planning his post-"Mad Men" career and being too honest on Twitter.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music has promoted Gabriele Caroti to the new position of director of BAMcinématek.
Artistic Director Frederic Boyer wants the annual Tribeca Film festival to be a community of filmmakers and film lovers.
Shane Carruth, the filmmaker behind the enigmatic puzzler “Primer,” returns with a sophomore effort starring Carruth and Amy Seimetz that is more emotional and even more accomplished.