- December 2, 2002
- Gangs of Tinseltown
With studios releasing their holiday movies one after another, the season is shaping up as the most competitive -- for Oscar contenders as well as box office -- in years.
- November 4, 2002
- The Id Couple
Scott Rudin and Harvey Weinstein make first-class movies they really care about (as do the grown-ups who see them). So it's not surprising that when they work together, sparks tend to fly.
- September 15, 2002
- The Boys of Summer
Who really won this summer's box-office sweepstakes? Was it the studio with the testosterone-fueled action hits or the little romantic comedy with a friend in high places?
- January 29, 2001
- Wonder Boys
After a career full of singles and doubles, the team at Sony Pictures Classics has finally hit its first home run with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
- November 13, 2000
- Almost Infamous
Celebrating its first profitable year, DreamWorks exhibits the charm and the hauteur of a classic studio -- leaving Hollywood skeptical about the big picture.
- February 7, 2000
- American Duty
Along with watching the ball drop on New Year's Eve and overeating during the Super Bowl, we have a common need to handicap the Oscars; herewith, an insider's tip sheet.
- November 29, 1999
Jay Moloney enjoyed wealth, power, and an exceedingly rich life -- everything Hollywood had to offer Mike Ovitz's heir apparent, except the ability to survive.
- August 30, 1999
- Playing the Percentages
When Jim Wiatt jumped to the William Morris Agency after twenty years at ICM, the message was clear -- when the studios' profits dwindle, it's every agent for himself.
- July 26, 1999
- Eyes Wide Open
Bob Daly and Terry Semel may have had Hollywood's most stable partnership, but their decision to leave Warner Bros. after twenty years underscores how moribund Hollywood is.
- May 31, 1999
- Comedies Tonight
As chinks begin to appear in NBC's once-invincible lineup, prime-time TV looks like a free-for-all for the first time in years -- yet the networks ordered up fewer new shows than ever.