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Anne Thompson

  1. Off to the RacesThe major studios are determined to reclaim Oscar from those annoying independents, and this year’s nominees could show how well they̵ […]
  2. In TurnaroundProducer Joe Roth is known for making money, if not always art, but a string of flops—including Gigli—has the town wonderin […]
  3. You Don’t Know JackJack 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— […]
  4. Losing NemoPixar toppled The Lion King’s box-office record and made a pile of money for Disney. So why can’t Michael Eisner and Steve […]
  5. Sly FoxEvery 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 […]
  6. Tinseltown FolliesAs more people download movies from the Internet, Hollywood is following the music industry’s lead in criminalizing its customers—a […]
  7. Tinseltown FolliesAs more people download movies from the Internet, Hollywood is following the music industry’s lead in criminalizing its customers—a […]
  8. Harvey, WallbangerMiramax hit the mother lode of Oscar nominations, especially with Chicago and Gangs of New York—films as brash as honcho Harv […]
  9. Swag and SwaggerFor a week in late winter, Park City, Utah, is indie filmmaking’s wildest bazaar, with people hawking their goods and hoping to stamp the […]
  10. Spike Lee’s GameIt’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 […]
  11. Gangs of TinseltownWith studios releasing their holiday movies one after another, the season is shaping up as the most competitive – for Oscar contenders as well […]
  12. The Id CoupleScott 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 […]
  13. The Boys of SummerWho really won this summer’s box-office sweepstakes? Was it the studio with the testosterone-fueled action hits or the little romantic comedy wi […]