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Karlovy Vary Festival to Honor Tim Robbins

The Central European film festival will present the Oscar winning actor and director with a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema.

Zurich: Alicia Vikander, Patrick Wachsberger and Michael Barker at Zurich Summit

Oscar-winning producers John Lesher, Greg Shapiro and Christine Vachon are among the industry heavyweights speaking at the film summit this year.

‘Mediterranea’: Cannes Review

This year's alarming death toll of illegal immigrants attempting the crossing from North Africa to Europe adds charged relevance to Jonas Carpignano's first feature.

PGA Awards: ‘Birdman’ Upsets ‘Boyhood,’ Creating a Real Oscar Race (Analysis)

THR's awards analyst notes that 18 of the last 25 best picture Oscar winners, including each of the last seven, won the PGA Award en route to the big night.

Making of ‘Birdman’: Alejandro G. Inarritu Recounts Harrowing Experience Behind His First Comedy

Twenty-minute scenes shot in one take. Michael Keaton in his underwear. High school marching bands used as human shields. Edward Norton "pitching a tent." The director talks to THR about filming the…

‘Interstellar,’ ‘Boyhood’ Producers on Getting Fired, Toughest Decisions and How to Give Rupert Murdoch Bad News

In THR's annual roundtable, six top awards season filmmakers — Peter Chernin, Eric Fellner, John Lesher, Marc Platt, Cathleen Sutherland and Emma Thomas — open up about why Hollywood's marketing…

‘Birdman’ Swoops Into Theaters, Will Attempt to Fly All the Way to Oscars With Clipped Wings

The Fox Searchlight dramedy's director and stars will be largely unavailable for the remainder of the pre-nominations period, but did a barrage of press in the run-up to its theatrical debut this…

Oscar Season Kicks Off in Hollywood With ‘Birdman’ and ‘Chef’ Events

Jon Favreau, Tom Ortenberg, Michael Keaton and John Lesher dish about their contenders with THR on a busy night in Hollywood