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Anne Thompson

December 8, 2003 | Hollywood
Off to the Races

The major studios are determined to reclaim Oscar from those annoying independents, and this year’s nominees could show how well they’ve succeeded.

November 23, 2003 | Hollywood
In Turnaround

Producer Joe Roth is known for making money, if not always art, but a string of flops—including Gigli—has the town wondering when (or if) he’ll regain his form.

October 20, 2003 | Hollywood
You Don't Know Jack

Jack Valenti has taken a lot of heat for the ban on Oscar tapes and DVDs, but it is the studios’ dread of piracy—not of indies—that prompted the move.

September 15, 2003 | Hollywood
Losing Nemo

Pixar toppled The Lion King’s box-office record and made a pile of money for Disney. So why can’t Michael Eisner and Steve Jobs just get along?

July 21, 2003 | Hollywood
Sly Fox

Every studio has a mini-studio to make cheaper, quirkier films (and keep talent happy), but none have done it as cunningly as Fox has with Fox Searchlight.

May 5, 2003 | Hollywood
Tinseltown Follies

As more people download movies from the Internet, Hollywood is following the music industry’s lead in criminalizing its customers—a short-sighted and potentially disastrous tack.

May 5, 2003 | Hollywood
Tinseltown Follies

As more people download movies from the Internet, Hollywood is following the music industry’s lead in criminalizing its customers—a short-sighted and potentially disastrous tack.

February 24, 2003 | Hollywood
Harvey, Wallbanger

Miramax hit the mother lode of Oscar nominations, especially with Chicago and Gangs of New York—films as brash as honcho Harvey Weinstein. Does anyone else stand a chance?

February 10, 2003 | Hollywood
Swag and Swagger

For a week in late winter, Park City, Utah, is indie filmmaking’s wildest bazaar, with people hawking their goods and hoping to stamp the tony Sundance brand on their products.

December 23, 2002 | Hollywood
Spike Lee's Game

It's been a long time since She's Gotta Have It put him on the map, and his latest, 25th Hour, may be his most mainstream movie yet. But if you think Lee's gone Hollywood, think again.

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