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A Reunion Over Food And Drink: Joel Murray And Curtis Armstrong

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Is there anything better than a reunion of good friends who haven't seen each other in a long time? On the most recent episode of my web series, The ...

4 Ways Indie Filmmakers Can Empower Themselves Through Genre

ScreenCraft | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Directors of the Angry Birds Movie Reveal the Challenges of Turning a Game Into a Movie and Why These Birds Are So Angry

Quora | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Director of 'The Witch' Explains The Movie's Historical Inaccuracies In Detail

Quora | Posted 03.02.2017 | Entertainment
Quora

What are the major factual inaccuracies (if any) in The Witch? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions...

Pixar Director Explains The Process And Inspiration Behind Your Favorite Pixar Movies

Quora | Posted 02.26.2017 | Entertainment
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

When I Wasn't Making It In Hollywood, I Decided To Make My Own Movie

Katharine Emmer | Posted 02.25.2017 | Entertainment
Katharine Emmer

I never had the dream to be a writer or a director or anything else I learned to do on this film. I just wanted to act. But no one was giving me a job. I wanted my voice heard, and I was willing to do whatever it takes.

Community Actress Describes How Her Castmates Reacted To Their Cancellation

Quora | Posted 02.23.2017 | Entertainment
Quora

At first, it was very stressful and depressing. I remember Yvette Nicole Brown telling me she was packing up her trailer at one point during Season One because she was convinced we were going to be cancelled.

Silicon Valley Producer Alec Berg Explains How Quality Programming Is Profitable

Quora | Posted 01.14.2017 | Entertainment
Quora

The biggest difference a place like HBO and a broadcast network (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX) is that HBO is a pay service and the networks are ad-driven. The networks have sponsors they have to keep happy. They need eyeballs to charge the rates they charge. They need to make sure they don't offend anyone. They have to make sure that people aren't using competing products on their shows.

Indie Filmmaker, Kris Swanberg, on Her Film, Unexpected, and Finding Balance

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.17.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

There has been a lot of talk lately about the lack of female directors in Hollywood. For indie director Kris Swanberg, the pressures in filmmaking center more around finding the balance between directing and motherhood.

Ant Man Director Peyton Reed Discusses His Knowledge of Super Heroes and Which Ones He'd Like To Direct Next

Quora | Posted 12.07.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

I was a kid who grew up reading those comics. I really came into it with a lot of knowledge of those characters. But I definitely reread a lot of them when we were prepping because there was some iconic imagery that I wanted to try and cram into the movie.

Peyton Reed on Writing Ant Man and What Directors Should Take Care Of

Quora | Posted 12.04.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

Paul was really involved, Paul and Adam McKay when I came on the movie, that's when they started their rewrites. So we all got together with Marvel and we talked about what we wanted to bring. Adam McKay as we all know is an incredibly funny writer, but Paul is the one that I was really impressed with.

Bagels and Coffee With 'James White' Director Josh Mond and Actor Christopher Abbott

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.03.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Imagine you direct your very first film and it gets the Best of Next Award at Sundance and the Emerging Artist Award for both director and actor at the Chicago International Film Festival. That's exactly what happened for first-time director Josh Mond and actor Christopher Abbott with the emotional, moving and the beautifully-made film, James White, out in theaters nationally this Friday.

Top 15 Most Iconic Movie Moments That Weren't in the Script

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.01.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Right before Han Solo is encased in carbonite, Leia says, "I love you." Han Solo's scripted reply was "I love you, too," but after numerous takes, Harrison Ford and director Irvin Kirschner felt the line just wasn't working.

No Pity Party Here -- Melanie Martinez's Cry Baby Hits #1 on the Alternative Albums Chart

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 08.19.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Melanie Martinez released her debut album, Cry Baby, on August 14th, and it's already topping the charts. With the #1 spot on the Alternative Albums Chart and #4 on the iTunes albums chart, no tears shall be shed anytime soon!

Why Hollywood Is Still A Sunny Paradise For Bros, In One Minute

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment

"Transparent" director and human woman Jill Soloway gave her thoughts on Hollywood in 2015 during a speech last month. "It's not funny anymore what's...

An interview With Entrepreneur Steven Cantor

Troy Osinoff | Posted 07.24.2016 | Business
Troy Osinoff

Steven Cantor started Stick Figure right out of USC Film School. And before that, in fact before enrolling in his post-graduate study at USC, he undertook the daunting task of producing, directing and editing his own first film, which just happened to garner him an Oscar nomination while he was in his first year there.

Q&A with Writer/Director Ben Caird on Writing and the Inspiration for His New Film, Halfway

Pam Stucky | Posted 07.02.2016 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

"I'm half British (father) and half American (mother) and I grew up in London. My father is a writer and director of theatre, opera and pretty much anything else that can be staged. My mother also worked in theatre through which she met my father in New York."

The Most Risky Choice Is Not Making One

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Tolleson

Do you ever find yourself unable to make a decision? Vacillating between two, three or even more choices? Each choice we make takes us down a road, or further down the road that we are on, and you want to make sure it's the right road!

Nadine Labaki on Life, Freedom and Cinema's True Power, in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

If there is one film that changed my life, it's Nadine Labaki's Caramel. It is the kind of movie I can watch again and again, and still find hidden within it new gems of wisdom and insights.

Against Two-Tap Opera

Daron Hagen | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
Daron Hagen

The opera's conductor laughed when I told him. "I recall teaching one of my protégés how to use a rotary phone; he kept looking for buttons to push." "Boy or girl?" I quipped.

Edie Falco Says Goodbye to Nurse Jackie

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment
Sarah Beauchamp

When the director yells "cut," Falco knows she can take off her scrubs and return home to her children, her real life.

That High G

Daron Hagen | Posted 05.08.2016 | Arts
Daron Hagen

The other night in Louisville, in rehearsal at Kentucky Opera, staging my new verismo opera, "A Woman in Morocco," just before the running of the Kentucky Derby, I realized just how much opera singers and thoroughbred racehorses have in common.

I Don't Take Any Sugar

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

I sat up a little straighter, waiting to receive the inspirational words that would propel my career forward. He pointed to a brass coffee urn situated on the food table. "I don't take any sugar."

5 Huge Mistakes You'll Make in the Film and TV Business (and How to Avoid Them)

Dean Silvers | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?

Director David Dobkin On Wedding Crashers Sequel, Jackie Chan, and Much More!

Quora | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"We wanted Daniel Craig to be the ultimate wedding crasher, with his sexy body and his speedo, and the two guys would be incredibly threatened by him. He was like the next generation terminator of wedding crashing."