Jon Landau (Titanic), Jonathan Gordon (American Hustle), Mike Medavoy (Black Swan), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), Stacey Sher (Django Unchained), Mel Gibson (Braveheart), Quincy Jones (The Color Purple) and 32 more producers reminisce about their award-worthy movies and attending the Academy Awards.
THR travels to Chicago to visit R.S. Owens & Co., the makers of the Oscar statues. From casting the mold, polishing it up for future winners and plating it in copper then silver then an final coating in extra thick 24k gold.
Made over seven years and in partnership with Pitt's production company Plan B, Boynton's film tracks American oil company execs and African politicians as they negotiate a drilling deal that could benefit everyone except the local population. READ MORE
Even after winning the Academy Award, Nyong’o faces a challenging lack of roles for darker-skinned actresses; says one agent, however: "If she can find a franchise, a big crossover film, or if she's cast by a significant filmmaker, then she's golden." READ MORE
The network opts out of softer competition in the newly reinstated miniseries category to pit its eight-episode crime anthology against "House of Cards" and "Breaking Bad" for Emmy's grand prize. READ MORE
In a historic move, the TV Academy has granted the executive producer a special dispensation to move his show from drama series contention: "We'd always thought of it as a comedy, and as the series has unspooled, it became clearer," he tells THR. READ MORE
In day two of THR's Filmart Daily, the market buzzes over China's new openness, the Aussie thriller "Deep Water" is shelved due to its similarity to Malaysia's missing airliner and Media Asia mogul Peter Lam reveals the secret of his success. READ MORE
David O. Russell reunites with Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in this '70s-set tale of con artists roped into a corruption crackdown, along with the director's new recruit Jeremy Renner.