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Larger than life onscreen and off

Charlton Heston, whose chiseled-granite looks and commanding manner allowed him to portray some of history's most extraordinary men from Moses and Michelangelo to John the Baptist and El Cid, has…

Veteran Sands shifting from his MGM gig

Rick Sands, who played a key role in MGM's ongoing efforts to reinvent itself, resigned Wednesday as the company's COO.

As a beginning, 3-D best

Hailing digital 3-D as the biggest innovation in moviegoing "since the advent of color 70 years ago," DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg took the stage at ShoWest's opening session Tuesday…

Oscarcast the winner this year

With the threat of picketing writers having faded, Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and producer Gil Cates are now busily burnishing their upcoming Oscar…

WGA fetes ‘Country,’ ‘Juno’

Diablo Cody's "Juno" took the prize for original screenplay and Ethan and Joel Coen's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel "No Country for Old Men" was the winner in the adapted screenplay category…

Oscar’s light will shine as planned Ganis: ‘We’re going to do it’

Academy president Sid Ganis vowed that the 80th Annual Academy Awards will take place as scheduled Feb. 24 at the Kodak Theatre, strike or no strike, as he welcomed this year's Oscar hopefuls to the…

SAG’s ‘Country’ cooking

There were a few fleeting references to the striking writers who have disrupted Hollywood's awards season, but for the most part it was business as usual at the 14th annual SAG Awards on Sunday.

Many missing in nomville

Call them the Oscar M.I.A.s — filmmakers and performers whose work had been touted but who failed to get an Academy wake-up call.

B’cast Critics flag planted in neo-Western ‘No Country’

The Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" stole top honors at the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s 13th annual Critics' Choice Awards, held Monday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

With a waive at the beach, Spirit Awards go forward

Thanks to a waiver from the WGA, Film Independent's Spirit Awards show will go on as planned. The indie-oriented ceremony is set to be broadcast live by the Independent Film Channel on Feb. 23.

D’Works, Uni break bread

A flurry of meetings between executives at NBC Universal and DreamWorks could pave the way for the top execs at DreamWorks to move their base of operations from Paramount to Universal. But sources…

D’Works 3-D ‘Monsters’ moves to avoid ‘Avatar’

Backing off from a showdown in the 3-D corral, DreamWorks Animation is moving Paramount's 2009 release date for the 3-D animated feature "Monsters vs. Aliens" to March 27, 2009. The date change…