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Nigel Cole Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Nigel Cole about his comedy drama “Made in Dagenham,” which opened Nov. 19 via Sony Pictures Classics and is generating an awards season buzz, particularly for its performances by Sally Hawkins and Miranda Richardson. More >>

Steven Antin Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer–director Steve Antin about his musical “Burlesque,” opening Nov. 24 via Screen Gems. More >>

Tommy J. La Sorsa Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer–producer–director Tommy J. La Sorsa about his dark comedy “Circus Maximus,” which played recently at film festivals in New York and is now being shown to distributors. More >>

Jonathan Lynn Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Jonathan Lynn about his comedy “Wild Target,” opening Oct. 29 in New York and Los Angeles via Freestyle Releasing and expanding its run Nov. 12 and Nov. 26. More >>

Mike Leigh Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer–director Mike Leigh about his comedy drama “Another Year,” opening Dec. 29 in New York and Los Angeles via Sony Classics. More >>

Gareth Edwards Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer–director–cinematographer Gareth Edwards about his sci–fi thriller “Monsters”, opening Oct. 29 in New York and Los Angeles via Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet Releasing label. More >>

Stephen Frears Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Stephen Frears about his comedy “Tamara Drewe,” opening Oct. 8 in New York and Los Angeles via Sony Classics Pictures. More >>

Andy Fickman Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Andy Fickman about Touchstone Pictures’ comedy “You Again,” opening Sept. 24 via Disney. More >>

John Erick Dowdle & Drew Dowdle Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director John Erick Dowdle & executive producer Drew Dowdle about the supernatural thriller “Devil,” opening Sept. 17 from Universal and Media Rights Capital. More >>

Will Gluck Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to producer–director Will Gluck about the romantic comedy “Easy A,” starring Emma Stone, opening Sept. 17 via Screen Gems More >>

Ian Deitchman & Kristin Rusk Robinson Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to screenwriters Ian Deitchman & Kristin Rusk Robinson about the romantic comedy “Life As We Know It,” directed by Greg Berlanti and starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, opening Oct. 8 from Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures and Gold Circle Films. More >>

John Luessenhop Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to John Luessenhop, co–writer and director of the action crime thriller “Takers,” opening Aug. 27 via Screen Gems. More >>

Neil Marshall Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to Neil Marshall, writer–director of the thriller “Centurion,” opening Aug. 27 via Magnolia Pictures. More >>

Alexandre Aja Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to Alexandre Aja, director of Dimension Films' action thriller “Piranha 3D,” opening Aug. 20. More >>

Jon M. Chu Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to Jon M. Chu, director of Touchstone Pictures and Summit Entertainment’s dance drama “Step Up 3D,” opening Aug. 6. More >>

Burr Steers Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to Burr Steers, director of Universal Pictures and Relativity Media’s romantic fantasy drama “Charlie St. Cloud,” opening July 30, starring Zac Efron. More >>

Elizabeth Allen Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to Elizabeth Allen, director of Fox 2000 Pictures and Walden Media’s family comedy “Ramona and Beezus,” opening July 23 via 20th Century Fox. More >>

Jon Turteltaub Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Jon Turteltaub, director of Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic comedy adventure “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel, opening July 14. More >>

Scott Aversano Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks Scott Aversano, an executive producer of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' action adventure fantasy “The Last Airbender,” written, produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, opening July 1. More >>

James Mangold Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director James Mangold about 20th Century Fox’s action comedy “Knight and Day”, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, opening June 23. More >>

Harald Zwart Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Harald Zwart about Columbia Pictures’ “The Karate Kid,” starring Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Taraji P. Henson, opening June 11. More >>

Richard Loncraine Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Richard Loncraine about “The Special Relationship,” the third film in screenwriter Peter Morgan’s trilogy about Tony Blair, which debuted May 29 on HBO. More >>

Michael Patrick King Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Michael Patrick King about “Sex and the City 2,” opening May 27, a New Line Cinema presentation in association with Home Box Office and Village Roadshow Pictures, released by Warner Bros. More >>

George A. Romero Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director George A. Romero about his zombie thriller “Survival of the Dead,” opening May 28 in New York and Los Angeles via Magnolia Pictures. More >>

Brian Koppelman & David Levien Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to directors Brian Koppelman & David Levien about their new drama “Solitary Man,” opening May 21 in New York and L.A. from Anchor Bay Films in association with Millennium Films. More >>

James Ivory Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director James Ivory about his drama “The City of Your Final Destination,” which opened via Screen Media Films Apr. 16 in New York and Apr. 23 in Los Angeles and expand to other key cities through July 30. More >>

Samuel Bayer Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Samuel Bayer about his horror thriller “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” a contemporary re-imagining of the seminal horror classic. The Platinum Dunes Production from New Line Cinema opens Apr. 30 via Warner Bros. More >>

Sylvain White Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Sylvain White about his action thriller “The Losers” from Warner Bros. in association with Dark Castle Entertainment, opening Apr. 23. More >>

Juan José Campanella Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Juan José Campanella about his thriller “The Secret in Their Eyes,” winner of the 2009 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, opening Apr. 16 in New York and L.A. via Sony Pictures Classics. More >>

Miranda Bailey Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to producer Miranda Bailey about Ambush Entertainment’s new dramedy “Every Day”, starring Helen Hunt, Liev Schreiber, Brian Dennehy, Eddie Izzard and Carla Gugino, world premiering Apr. 24 at the Tribeca Film Festival. More >>

Atom Egoyan Q & A

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Julie Anne Robinson Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Julie Anne Robinson about her new Touchstone Pictures drama “The Last Song”, starring Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear, opening Mar. 31 via Disney. More >>

Frederick C. Wiebel, Jr. Q & A

ZAMM.com’s Martin Grove spoke recently to artist-writer Frederick C. Wiebel, Jr. about his new book “Edison’s Frankenstein”, an in-depth study of the making of the first “Frankenstein” movie in 1910 by Thomas Edison’s film company. More >>

March – 2010

March should be a wonderful month at the boxoffice — coming in as a lion with Disney’s 3D “Alice in Wonderland” and also going out like a lion with DreamWorks and Paramount’s 3D “How to Train Your Dragon”, writes Martin Grove. More >>

Sandy Powell Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to costume designer Sandy Powell, an Oscar nominee for Best Costume Design and this year’s BAFTA winner in that category for Jean-Marc Vallee’s “The Young Victoria”, released domestically through Apparition. More >>

Breck Eisner Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Breck Eisner about his horror thriller “The Crazies”, opening Feb. 26 from Overture Films and Participant Media, a re-imagining of the 1973 George A. Romero horror classic. More >>

Paul N.J. Ottosson Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to sound designer Paul N.J. Ottosson, a double Oscar nominee for Best Achievement in Sound (with Ray Beckett) and Best Achievement in Sound Editing and a BAFTA nominee for Best Sound (with Ray Beckett and Craig Stauffer) for Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker”. The film, released domestically through Summit Entertainment, is a leading Oscar contender with nine nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. More >>

Adam Kane Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Adam Kane about his political thriller “Formosa Betrayed”, starring James Van Der Beek, Wendy Crewson, John Heard, Will Tiao, Tzi Ma, Leslie Hope and Kenneth Tsang, which premiered at the 2009 Montreal World Film Festival. It opens via Screen Media Films in key cities Feb. 26 and expands through mid-April. More >>

February – 2010

February doesn't look like a very exciting month at the boxoffice, writes Martin Grove, pointing out that not having any huge new films on the horizon should work to the advantage of 20th Century Fox’s mega-blockbuster “Avatar”. More >>

Nick Tomnay Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Nick Tomnay about his psychological thriller “The Perfect Host”, starring David Hyde Pierce and Clayne Crawford, which had its world premiere Jan. 24 at the Sundance Film Festival. More >>

Jackie Collins Q & A

ZAMM.com’s Martin Grove spoke recently to best-selling novelist and longtime Hollywood observer Jackie Collins about her new book “Poor Little Bitch Girl”, which is being published Feb. 9 by St. Martin’s Press. More >>

Ivan Reitman Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to “Up In the Air” producer Ivan Reitman, whose son Jason Reitman directed and co-wrote the film and also is one of its producers. The Montecito Picture Company production released through Paramount Pictures is a leading contender for nominations in key Oscar races like best picture, director, actor and adapted screenplay. More >>

Mark Goffman Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Mark Goffman about his documentary “Dumbstruck”, which had its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Jan. 10 and is now being shown to domestic distributors. More >>

Craig Titley Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing series of filmmaker interviews Martin Grove talks to screenwriter Craig Titley about the writing of 20th Century Fox’s contemporary adventure fantasy “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief”, opening wide Feb. 12. More >>

January – 2010

Don’t expect January to look anything like December in terms of boxoffice action, writes Martin Grove, pointing to Warner Bros.’ “The Book of Eli” starring Denzel Washington looks like the month’s best boxoffice bet. More >>

Matt Tyrnauer Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to producer-director Matt Tyrnauer about Valentino: The Last Emperor” from Acolyte Films, one of 15 documentaries on the Oscar short list for consideration in the best feature documentary category. More >>

December – 2009

Overall, it looks like December’s most anticipated film is James Cameron’s 3-D sci-fi epic “Avatar”, opening Dec. 18, which is already tracking through the roof. Also looking good at this early point is Warner Bros.’ action drama “Sherlock Holmes”, opening Dec. 25. Everything else could go either way. More >>

Terry Gilliam Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Terry Gilliam (“The Fisher King”, “Twelve Monkeys”, “The Brothers Grimm”) about his new fantasy drama “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” from Sony Pictures Classics, starring Heath Ledger in the final performance of his career. More >>

Pedro Almodovar Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Pedro Almodovar about his new romantic thriller “Broken Embraces” from Sony Pictures Classics. An official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and the closing night presentation at the 2009 New York Film Festival, it stars Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar and Blanca Portillo. More >>

Noah Buschel Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Noah Buschel (“Neal Cassady”) about his new drama “The Missing Person”, opening via Strand Releasing in New York (Nov. 20) and L.A. (Nov. 27). More >>

Roland Emmerich Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Roland Emmerich about the making of his latest blockbuster epic adventure “2012”, from Columbia Pictures and Centropolis. More >>

Michael Hoffman Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Michael Hoffman (“Some Girls”, “Restoration”) about his new drama “The Last Station”, which will play Oscar qualifying runs in New York and L.A. in December before opening Jan. 15, 2010 via Sony Pictures Classics. More >>

November – 2009

Overall, it looks like November’s boxoffice high points will be Sony’s “2012” Nov. 13 and Summit Entertainment’s “Twilight Saga: The New Moon” Nov. 20. Those seem the safest bets to connect with moviegoers although the month could bring some surprises, as well. More >>

Grant Heslov Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to producer-director Grant Heslov about the making of the dark comedy “The Men Who Stare at Goats”, opening wide Nov. 6 from Overture Films in association with Winchester Capital and BBC Films. More >>

Nicholas Eliopoulos Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director-editor Nicholas Eliopoulos about the making of “Mary Pickford, the Muse of the Movies”, which played one week engagements in New York and Los Angeles in September to qualify for Academy consideration in the best documentary feature category. More >>

Lone Scherfig Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Lone Scherfig (“Italian For Beginners”) about her critically acclaimed drama “An Education”, a likely best picture Oscar contender that opened Oct. 9 via Sony Pictures Classics in New York and L.A., expands Oct. 16 and will add theaters throughout October and November. More >>

F. Gary Gray Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing series of filmmaker interviews Martin Grove talks to F. Gary Gray, director of Overture Films and The Film Department’s psychological thriller “Law Abiding Citizen”, opening wide Oct. 16. More >>

October – 2009

Overall, it looks like October should start and end well with the in-between films doing in-between business, writes Martin Grove. More >>

Ruben Fleischer Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing series of filmmaker interviews Martin Grove talks to Ruben Fleischer, director of Columbia Pictures and Relativity Media’s action comedy “Zombieland”, opening wide Oct. 2. More >>

Derrick Borte Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing series of interviews with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to Derrick Borte, writer-director of the dark comedy “The Joneses”, which premiered Sept. 13 at the Toronto International Film Festival. More >>

Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing series of filmmaker interviews Martin Grove talks to Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, co-writer-directors of Columbia Pictures’ 3D animated comedy “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” from Sony Pictures Animation, opening wide Sept. 18. More >>

Matthew Robinson Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing series of filmmaker interviews Martin Grove talks to Matthew Robinson, co-writer and co-director with Ricky Gervais of the comedy “The Invention of Lying”, premiering Sept. 14 at the Toronto International Film Festival and opening wide Sept. 25 via Warner Bros. More >>

September – 2009

Looking ahead, September isn’t likely to set boxoffice records, but it could generate a few success stories as Hollywood muddles through the fall on its way to what, hopefully, will be a strong holiday season, Martin Grove writes. More >>

Nicholas Meyer Q & A

ZAMM.com’s Martin Grove spoke recently to writer-director Nicholas Meyer about his new book “The View From the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood”, published Aug. 24 by Viking. More >>

Bobcat Goldthwait Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait about his outrageous comedy “World’s Greatest Dad”, which played at the Sundance Film Festival last January and opens Aug. 21 in select cities via Magnolia Pictures. More >>

Phil Hall Q & A

ZAMM.com’s Martin Grove spoke recently to journalist-film historian Phil Hall about his new book “The History of Independent Cinema” published by BearManor Media. More >>

August – 2009

Hollywood continued to lose boxoffice steam in July as a string of summer releases under-performed, writes Martin Grove More >>

Stuart Beattie Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing series of filmmaker interviews Martin Grove talks to screenwriter Stuart Beattie about the action adventure “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, directed by Stephen Sommers (“The Mummy”, “The Mummy Returns”), opening Aug. 7 from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment in association with Hasbro. More >>

John McKenzie Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director John McKenzie about his comedy “Twelve in a Box”, winner of the British Film Festival in Los Angeles’s Best U.K. Feature Film award in May. More >>

Gunnar Larson Q & A

ZAMM.com’s Martin Grove spoke recently to Gunnar Larson, president and CEO of NetworkGlobal.tv, Inc., whose online sites include www.Broadway.tv, which provides in-depth text and video coverage of the New York theater world. More >>

Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing series of filmmaker interviews Martin Grove talks to screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith about the R rated romantic comedy “The Ugly Truth” directed by Robert Luketic (“Legally Blonde”) and starring Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler and Kevin Connolly, opening July 24 from Columbia Pictures. More >>

July – 2009

Although June ended with a big bang thanks to “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, which grossed $200 million its first five days, it wasn’t a great month for Hollywood, writes Martin Grove. More >>

Henry Jaglom Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Henry Jaglom (“Hollywood Dreams”, “Déjà Vu”, “Eating”) about “Irene in Time”, which opened June 19 in Los Angeles via Rainbow Releasing and expands nationally in July and August. More >>

Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing series of filmmaker interviews Martin Grove talks to writers Roberto (Bob) Orci and Alex Kurtzman about their screenplay (written with Ehren Kruger) for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, opening June 24 from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. More >>

Harold Ramis Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing series of filmmaker interviews Martin Grove talks to writer-producer-director Harold Ramis about his comedy “Year One” starring Jack Black and Michael Cera, opening June 19 from Columbia Pictures. More >>

Duncan Jones Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to first time feature director Duncan Jones about his sci-fi thriller “Moon”, opening June 12 in New York and L.A. via Sony Pictures Classics. More >>

June – 2009

Hollywood’s been on a boxoffice roll all year as people turn to moviegoing to escape the pressures of the recession, writes Martin Grove, but June’s mostly original product stream could silence some of that sizzle. More >>

Karey Kirkpatrick Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing series of filmmaker interviews Martin Grove talks to director Karey Kirkpatrick (“Over the Hedge”) about the family comedy “Imagine That” starring Eddie Murphy from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, opening June 12. More >>

Johan Renck Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to first time feature director Johan Renck about “Downloading Nancy”, his psycho sexual thriller opening June 5 in New York and L.A. via Strand Releasing. More >>

Stephan Elliott Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Stephan Elliott (“The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert”, “Eye of the Beholder”) about “Easy Virtue”, an adaptation of the 1924 Noel Coward play, opening May 22 in New York and L.A. via Sony Pictures Classics. More >>

Michael Grecco Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Michael Grecco about “Naked Ambition: An R-Rated Look at an X-Rated Industry”, his documentary look at the Adult Video News Awards, a four-day event held in Las Vegas every January that could easily be described as “the Oscars of Porn.” More >>

Justin Golding Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Justin Golding about his drama “The Gods of Circumstance” from Catapult Pictures, which had its world premiere May 3 as the opening film for the British Film Festival in Los Angeles. More >>

Atom Egoyan Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-producer-director Atom Egoyan (“The Sweet Hereafter”, “Exotica”) about “Adoration”, a drama about how people connect with each other and with technology today, which opened May 8 in New York and L.A. via Sony Pictures Classics. More >>

May – 2009

After enjoying outstanding ticket sales throughout the first four months of the year, writes Martin Grove, Hollywood is ready for a rip-roaring May start to a recession-busting summer at the boxoffice. More >>

Armando Iannucci Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-producer-director Armando Iannucci about his wickedly funny British political satire “In the Loop”, which premiered Apr. 27 at the Tribeca Film Festival and opens July 17 in New York and L.A. via IFC Films. More >>

James D. Stern Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to James D. Stern, who with Adam Del Deo produced and directed “Every Little Step”, which opened Apr. 17 in New York and L.A. via Sony Pictures Classics and is going wider in the next few months. A documentary look at the auditions held for the 2006 Broadway revival of “A Chorus Line”, “Step” is a likely Oscar nominee for best documentary feature. More >>

James Toback Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-producer-director James Toback about “Tyson”, a documentary about heavyweight boxing champ and convicted rapist Mike Tyson that’s really a modern day Greek tragedy. More >>

Eddie Egan Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing series of conversations with Hollywood marketing executives Martin Grove talks to Universal Pictures’ marketing president Eddie Egan about the studio’s $71 million launch Apr. 3 of “Fast & Furious”, focusing on what went into orchestrating the film’s marketing campaign. More >>

Matt Aselton Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to first time director Matt Aselton, whose background is in shooting commercials, about the making of “Gigantic”. Aselton says he made “Gigantic” as a “mostly comedy” rather than a traditional comedy because he felt if he focused too much on getting laughs he’d risk losing the film’s emotional core. More >>

Tim Disney Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing series of conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to Director Tim Disney about the making of “American Violet”, opening in limited release Apr. 17 via Samuel Goldwyn Films. Inspired by true events, it’s the story of a young African-American single mother caught up in a corrupt Texas district attorney’s politically and racially motivated anti-drug campaign. More >>

Dan Gordon Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing conversations with filmmakers Martin Grove talks to Hollywood screenwriter and Broadway playwright Dan Gordon about the differences between writing movies and writing plays like his new drama “Irena’s Vow”, starring four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh. More >>

Ted Hong Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing series of conversations about independent films Martin Grove talks to Ted Hong, chief marketing officer for the online movie tickets site Fandango.com, about Fandango’s first annual Fan Choice Award to Summit Entertainment’s “Twilight” Apr. 2 at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas. More >>

April – 2009

There should be plenty of action at the boxoffice in April with a string of potentially strong action films arriving throughout the month, writes Martin Grove. That should translate into solid ticket sales and continue Hollywood’s great boxoffice showing this year despite a deepening recession that’s cut into just about all other sectors of America’s economy. More >>

CHRISTOPHE BARRATIER Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director Christophe Barratier about the making of “Paris 36”, the French drama opening Apr. 3 in New York and Los Angeles via Sony Pictures Classics. Set in Paris in 1936, it was actually filmed in Prague because the film’s Parisian neighborhood today just doesn’t look the way it did in the ’30s. More >>

Fred Durst Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to first time director Fred Durst about the making of “The Education of Charlie Banks”, a college set comedy that's not your usual on-campus film about beer drinking party animals. More >>

Brian Hecker Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to first time director Brian Hecker about the making of “Bart Got A Room”, a coming of age comedy set in Hollywood, Florida about nerdy high school senior Danny Stein’s desperate efforts to find a prom date after spending $600 for a limo, tuxedo and hotel room for the big night. More >>

Steve Hutensky Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing series of conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to producer Steve Hutensky about the making of the documentary “Wake Up,” which tells how Jonas Elrod, the film’s co-director, woke up four years ago and found he could suddenly see dead people. More >>

Andy Fickman Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing interviews with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Andy Fickman about the making of Disney’s sci-fi family adventure thriller “Race to Witch Mountain”, in which teenage alien siblings must get into a secret government facility in the Nevada desert to retrieve a device left by their parents that’s the key to saving both their planet and ours. More >>

David Lee Miller Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing series of conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to producer-director-writer David Lee Miller about the making of the coming of age romantic comedy drama “My Suicide”, which was honored in February at the Berlin Film Festival with the Crystal Bear for best feature in the Generation 14-plus youth film section. More >>

Craig Saavedra Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing series of conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to producer-director Craig Saavedraabout the making of the romantic comedy road trip film “Sherman’s Way”, which actually resulted from Saavedra going on a road trip with Michael Shulman, his producing partner in Starry Night Entertainment, to come up with an idea for a film. More >>

William Sten Olsson Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to first time director William Sten Olsson about the making of “An American Affair”, a coming of age film that’s also a political thriller set in Washington, D.C. as JFK grapples with the 1963 Cuban Missile Crisis and the threat of nuclear war. More >>

March – 2009

The movie business should continue to sizzle in March just as it did in February despite a deep global recession that’s cut into just about every other industry’s revenues. Hollywood, however, is benefiting from people cutting back on other expenditures but still wanting a few hours of entertainment to escape from grim reality, writes Martin Grove. More >>

Marina Zenovich Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Marina Zenovich about the making of “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired”, the documentary about the miscarriage of justice that sent Roman Polanski fleeing to France three decades ago to avoid being imprisoned by a publicity seeking Los Angeles judge. The film has prompted new interest in a possible dismissal of the case against Polanski. More >>

Michael Selditch Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s ongoing dialogue with independent filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director/producer Michael Selditch about the making of the documentary “Eleven Minutes”, in which he and co-director/producer Rob Tate focus on 2004 “Project Runway” winner Jay McCarroll’s year-long journey to show his first line of clothing during Fashion Week in New York’s Bryant Park. More >>

Tom Tykwer Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Tom Tykwer about the making of Sony’s crime thriller “The International&rdquo, inspired by the 1970s demise of the Bank of Credit and Commercial International in Karachi, Pakistan, the world’s largest Ponzi scheme prior to Bernie Madoff. More >>

Harald Zwart Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with leading filmmakers Martin Grove talks to director Harald Zwart about the making of “The Pink Panther 2”, in which Steve Martin returns as bumbling French police Inspector Jacques Clouseau. More >>

February – 2009

Hollywood enjoyed its first billion dollar gross ever in January, a traditionally slow month for ticket sales, and is now looking forward to even bigger grosses in February. Not only isn’t the recession hurting the movie business, it actually seems to be helping it, writes Martin Grove. More >>

January – 2009

January isn’t one of Hollywood’s biggest months at the boxoffice, but it typically is an interesting one for moviegoers thanks to its unique blend of specialty dramas competing for Oscar consideration and mainstream movies targeted to core audiences, writes Martin Grove. More >>

December – 2008

Aside from the summer, the holiday season is Hollywood’s most important time at the box office. In particular, the period between Christmas and New Year’s is a prime moviegoing time, writes Martin Grove. More >>

Philippe Claudel Q & A

With the awards season underway ZAMM.com’s Martin Groves’s focus is on films likely to end up in the Oscar and Golden Globes races. In today’s Q &A Conversation he talks to director-screenwriter Philippe Claudel about Sony Pictures Classics’ French drama “I’ve Loved You So Long”. More >>

John Krasinski Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s continuing conversations with filmmakers Martin Grove talks to writer-director John Krasinski about his drama “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men”, one of 16 movies selected to be shown in this year’s Sundance Film Festival’s Dramatic Competition. More >>

CHARLIE KAUFMAN Q & A

As part of ZAMM.com’s awards season coverage Martin Grove is focusing on films likely to be competing for Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. In today’s Q & A Conversation he talks to screenwriter and first-time director Charlie Kaufman about “Synecdoche, New York”. More >>

Graydon Carter Q & A

ZAMM.com’s Martin Grove talks to Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter about his new book “Vanity Fair’s Tales From Hollywood”, published by Penguin Books. “Tales” features 13 articles that have run over the years in Vanity Fair about the making of some truly memorable movies. More >>

Jenny Lumet Q & A

s the awards season heats up ZAMM.com’s Martin Grove is focusing on films that could wind up competing for Oscars and Golden Globes. In today’s Q&A Conversation he talks to first-time screenwriter Jenny Lumet about Sony Pictures Classics’ romantic drama “Rachel Getting Married”. More >>

November – 2008

Just as Hollywood extends its summer movie season by kicking things off in early May rather than waiting for Memorial Day, it also extends its holiday season by starting it in early November instead of holding back until Thanksgiving, writes Martin Grove. More >>