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Chris Messina Heads for Venice

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

His acting career is percolating nicely -- featured role on a hit sitcom, parts in Oscar-winning films such as Argo and respected series such as The Newsroom -- but Chris Messina couldn't pass up the opportunity to direct a film of his own.

Giles Henderson: Think Big and Never Stop Learning

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Today's #CareerAdvice is from someone I had so much respect for and had a pleasure working with in the past. Always armed with fresh ideas, he's always filled with interesting ideas and never fails to keep the clients updated with the latest digital trends.

Brett Novak: On Capturing the Grace Of Skateboarding

Joana Lazarova | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Joana Lazarova

Looking at Brett Novak's work, the most astonishing thing is the beauty of his cinematic gaze. His videos act both as a reflection of and a medium between capturing the experience of skateboarding and different places and their spatial potential.

My Oscar

Jason Cohen | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Jason Cohen

Last year, I was a first-time nominee for my short documentary, Facing Fear. When the big moment came and I didn't get called to the stage, my sons were almost in tears. When we arrived back home, the boys gave me a huge comforting embrace that put a final coda on the whole experience for me... or at least so I thought.

Why I'll Root for Reese on Oscar Sunday

Lauren Daley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Books
Lauren Daley

When I saw pictures of Cheryl on the red carpet at the Golden Globes in January, I somehow felt a tinge of pride. It's kind of like the feeling you might get when a college basketball player you've always thought was great gets selected for the NBA, and then becomes an NBA star.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Steven's Court

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jerry Zezima

As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.

Hollywood Director, Cathryn Michon, Discusses Her New Movie, "Muffin Top: A Love Story"

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.22.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It is remarkable and commendable that Michon put her labor of love, Muffin Top, together on the smallest of budgets with the smallest of crews, and yet the film overlooks no detail. The result is a film that looks like it was made for 10 times the budget.

Dare to Reimagine Your Life Upward, Onward and Inward

Genevieve Laplante | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Genevieve Laplante

After an amazing, heartfelt fireside chat by Arianna Huffington at the Dreamforce conference, I decided to finally take the time to reflect and express who I am from within instead of using my driven go getter character.

William H. Macy Talks About the New Season of 'Shameless'

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.14.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It was great to have Macy back in Chicago because, despite his illustrious career that has taken him to New York, Los Angeles and beyond, I think of Chicago as the city that launched him.

An Open Letter to Daycare

Jeannette Bellesfield | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Jeannette Bellesfield

We know it isn't cheap or easy to keep your programs running. But we appreciate everything you do, every single day. We know you care. We really, really do.

Bisexual: The New 'It' Word

Kelsey Minor | Posted 02.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

In my talk with David and Ashton I gathered that they are looking to create programs that are not only entertaining but will also educate people on some of the difference that make up or world. The two of them decided to create a production company catered to that.

From Bulldogs to Elephant Walks: Chats With Johnny Mathis, Monica Mancini and Anson Williams, Plus Matt Hires Works with RMH

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Johnny Mathis: I guess you can make it happen by being in the right place at the right time. Who knows.

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?

The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.30.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates its 50th year this October 9 - 23. Recognized as the first international film festival in North American, the Chicago International Film Festival is a pioneer in focusing on international films.

YouTube Star Shane Dawson Brings Cool To Feature Film

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

YouTube star and director Shane Dawson stopped by What's Trending to talk about everything from hashtags and Snapchat to his new movie, Not Cool. T...

Don't Quit "The Quitter"

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.09.2014 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

Filmmaker and actor Matthew Bonifacio is well respected in his industry but hit it out of the park once again in The Quitter. This is a heartwarming, yet modern, film about a former ball player reuniting with his past love and the child he left behind.

#AOLBUILD Meets Aubrey Plaza, Dane Dehaan and @LifeAftrBeth Director Jeff Baena

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Join AOL BUILD in welcoming Life After Beth actors Aubrey Plaza and Dane Dehaan accompanied by director Jeff Baena to AOL ...

#AOLBUILD Spotlights Lindsey Stirling

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "'You're too different' is what everyone said (...) I think it's so ironic that the very reason I was told I would never b...

If It's Meant to Be

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate McClanaghan

All the perseverance, promotion, and patience required of you, beyond what anyone might have initially considered acceptable, would certainly surprise the average man on the street. But then maybe that's the whole point. To stand out, you have to stand up.

Interview on the Red Carpet With Woody Allen

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.22.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I was honored to speak with him about his mélange of beauty and sorrow, hope and despair, joy and cruelty, and found him to be incredibly unassuming and vulnerable, answering honestly and candidly about his strengths as an artist.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of...

Actor Morgan Freeman and Director Jon Turteltaub on the Gene Siskel Film Center Red Carpet

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.11.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Jon Turteltaub, who directed Freeman in Last Vegas, lead the post dinner conversation with Morgan Freeman who not only received the award; but, he received another milestone as well: June 7 was declared Morgan Freeman Day in Illinois by Governor Quinn.

Francesco Carrozzini - Through the Lens (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

Cover shoots for Vogue, music videos for global pop stars, celebrity portraits and the New York Times Screen Tests for T Magazine. This CV sounds like it belongs to an industry veteran, rather than 30-year-old Italian photographer cum filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini.

A Conversation With Scott Rogers

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2014 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

"Your dad makes shoes, you go into the shoe business. Your dad makes shows, you go into show business." -- Scott Rogers Scott Rogers was born into a...

Vimeo Acts As Therapy For Harold and Kumar Director

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media
Shira Lazar

At 32, Todd Strauss-Schulson came up in Hollywood at a time when traditional director gigs for big features were few and far between. After years hust...