Octavia Spencer On ‘Fruitvale’ And Her Dream Of Working With Steven Spielberg

Octavia Spencer knows what it’s like to be center stage at the Oscars — she won Best Supporting Actress at the 2012 Academy Awards for her role in “The Help” — and she’s looking to get back in that spotlight. … READ MORE

Sundance: The Weinstein Company Acquires ‘Fruitvale’

EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein is salting his Oscar arsenal for next year. After a heated auction with numerous bidders, The Weinstein Company is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Fruitvale for a bit north of $2 million, and a commitment for a … READ MORE

J.D. Salinger Documentary Acquired By Harvey Weinstein

EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company has acquired theatrical rights to Salinger, the Shane Salerno-directed feature documentary on the reclusive author of The Catcher In The Rye. The deal is seven figures, around $2 million, and covers world rights except for the … READ MORE

Tim Burton To Direct ‘Big Eyes’; The Weinstein Company Putting Finishing Brush Strokes On Deal For Painting Saga

EXCLUSIVE: Tim Burton will direct Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in Big Eyes, the film that Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski scripted. At the same time, The Weinstein Company is closing a deal to fund and distribute. This is a … READ MORE

Review: ‘The Sapphires’ plays like a good-time jukebox musical

Wayne Blair makes a satisfying feature debut in this Vietnam-set tale of an Aborigine singing group entertaining American troops. Some diversions invite comparison more readily than others. Take “The Sapphires,” the most chipper film ever set in Vietnam. Already many … READ MORE