Audiences, each and every year, and even for those that don't celebrate the Christmas holiday, sit down with their friends and family to watch movies they've seen over and over and over again. So what is it about these movies that make people come back for more?
Many of us remember movies from our childhood, their effect on us then and now. Sure, I saw all the Disney releases of my generation, but I was raised by a single mother and old movies shown on late night TV were my babysitters.
Created and hosted by ArcLight's Executive Vice President Gretchen McCourt, the Women In Entertainment Summit will feature keynotes by Academy Award winner Geena Davis, founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman.
There's much more to Wes Craven's legacy than a single movie villain. We explore Craven's massive impact on the film industry in what will be remembered as one of the most celebrated and impactful careers from a screenwriter, producer, and director.
The Martian, in fact, may be the 21st Century's retelling of The Wizard of Oz -- the long-loved American fable that spoke directly to Americans' anxiety and identity, both as a nation and as individuals.
In all of my years in screenwriting, the one constant has been the concept of The Hook. Any and every screenwriter has heard the term. It's been in nearly every screenwriting book, seminar, workshop, etc. You have to hook the audience.
The definition, as well as the control of power have definitely changed in the last decade. In the Arab world, the exact moment when the shift started can probably be traced to the dramatic events of the Arab Spring.
On this same day that Doc Brown and Marty McFly are supposed to slip through time in a DeLorean and end up here among us, I am wearing an Oculus Rift headset. You might not believe me, but I'm going back to the future.