Wednesday, June 26, 2019

DIRECTORS APPROVE CONTRACT WITH PRODUCERS

January 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Contract talks between the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which are usually the least contentious of all the labor negotiations in Hollywood, proved to be no exception this year, and DGA members on Tuesday approved the latest three-year deal. While details of the voting results were not […]

DGA BLASTS IRAN’S SENTENCING OF TOP DIRECTOR

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a curiously delayed response, the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday denounced the arrest, conviction and sentencing of award-winning Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi and his colleague, Mohammad Rasoulof. The two were sentenced in Iran on Monday to six years in jail and barred from making movies for 20 years for “colluding in the gathering […]

DIRECTORS GUILD PRESIDENT CALLS GOOGLE “ENABLER OF PIRACY”

December 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Taylor Hackford, the president of the Directors Guild of America, has called Google an enabler of video piracy that allows users to discover in an instant where they can download copyrighted movies illegally. “Google is making money through (its) search engine with these sites,” he told the Entertainment Content Protection Summit, according to Daily Variety. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “LOVE RANCH”

June 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Love Ranch is based on the real-life story of the folks who in 1967 opened the Mustang Ranch in Nevada, that state’s first legal brothel. It stars Helen Mirren as the ranch’s madam — and she gets far better critical notices than the movie itself. Stephen Holden in the New York Times remarks that Mirren […]

STUDIOS EXPECTING FABULOUS FOURTH

June 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Fourth of July weekend is likely to produce — by far — the biggest box-office grosses of the year. Summit Entertainment launched the third installment of its Twilight franchise at midnight last night (Tuesday/Wednesday), amid expectations that it will sell $150-million worth of tickets by Monday. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse collected $30 million, the […]