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Hollywood Archive

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.

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