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7 Seasons of Mad Men in 36 Seconds

Anne Zeiser | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Anne Zeiser

If you watch the main title sequence one more time perhaps you can see the full arc of series and its characters in this brief 36 seconds.

Elvis, Nixon and Snowden Entice Buyers at 35th American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Elvis's presence was in the building at the Loews hotel in Santa Monica for the annual eight day American Film Market (AFM) hoping to convince the 1,670 buyers from over 70 countries to buy the rights to the upcoming film "Elvis and Nixon" starring Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Nixon.

Opportunities Abound at the American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

The good news from mostly upbeat panelists was that money is loosening up and the trauma of the global economic collapse seems to be over.

Spokane Symphony: Stranded

David Beem | Posted 12.30.2012 | Arts
David Beem

Meet the 21st Century American Orchestra: Sweeping labor cuts, lockouts, strikes, and a management culture with declining human values. Unfortunately, musicians in Spokane, Washington have found themselves next in line.

Zombieland: American Orchestras Face Scary Future

David Beem | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
David Beem

These are heady times for the League of American Orchestras and their ilk. Hardly a week goes by without another orchestra lockout or strike. If ever the musicians needed an industry watchdog, it's today.

Indie Filmmakers Storm the Beach at American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 01.07.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

When Warner Bros. took a pass on his latest film, The Ides of March, George Clooney refused to give up. He sauntered down to the annual American Film Market and started to pitch his project to an endless succession of buyers from around the world.

Broadway Musicians' Union Sounds Off About Recorded Music

Jonathan Handel | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The fur -- and feather boas -- are flying in New York, where the Broadway musicians' union is waging what the New York Times calls "an unusually aggre...

Musicians Play a New (Media) Tune

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The American Federation of Musicians and the studios signed a new deal... four months ago. But don't feel like we're late to the party -- the deal doesn't seem to have been reported in the press.