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NOW They'll Do Something: Academy Swears It Will Address Diversity Problem Next Year

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is expected to announce as early as next week measures aimed at making its Oscar c...

What's a Play or a Musical Without Actors?

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

Film, television and theater all require the collaboration of dozens to hundreds of artists. Film and television, however, rely on sound and images, both of which can be digitally created. Theater requires the actor.

Actor/Director Gregg Daniel on Juggling Both Stage and Screen

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Gregg Daniel has been busy. The accomplished actor has been a fixture in the entertainment world for close to 25 years and has over TV and film credits to his name, including the role of Reverend Daniels on the HBO hit series True Blood.

DeafTalent Everywhere! Part I

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Talented Deaf individuals in fields across the board are working to defy social expectations, remove barriers, and prove that there are NO limits to what people who are deaf can do.

Michael Moore on Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, The Extreme Right, God and His New Movie, Where To Invade Next

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Even in short a conversation with documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, things quickly turn to politics. Long before anyone was really acknowledging Bernie Sanders, from a bustling red carpet of the Chicago International film Festival, Michael Moore was predicting Sanders as a force to contend with.

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

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.17.2015 | 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.

Ron Howard's Take On How "In The Heart Of The Sea" Isn't Your Ordinary Adventure Film

Posted 12.17.2015 | Home

We were thrilled to have director and actor Ron Howard on the show, who's just released his newest film, In The Heart Of The Sea. Ron has had an amazi...

How Ron Howard Avoided Drugs and The Pitfalls of Child Stardom

Posted 12.17.2015 | Home

We were thrilled to have director and actor Ron Howard on the show, who's just released his newest film, In The Heart Of The Sea. Ron has had an amazi...

If Islam Is Un-American, so Are Christianity and Judaism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.14.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

For Donald Trump or anyone else to single out the negative, destructive, and, yes, evil passages of the Quran (or how some sects or cults within Islam co-opt, distort, and attempt to hijack the overall messages) without doing so as well with the holy books of Judaism and Christianity demonstrates a hierarchical double standard.

Ron Howard's First Steps Into Becoming a Hollywood Director

Posted 12.14.2015 | Home

We were thrilled to have director and actor Ron Howard on the show, who's just released his newest film, In The Heart Of The Sea. Ron has had an amazi...

How Ron Howard's Midwest Ethics Helped Him Throughout His Career

Posted 12.14.2015 | Home

We were thrilled to have director and actor Ron Howard on the show, who's just released his newest film, In The Heart Of The Sea. Ron has had an amazi...

How Ron Howard Prepared His Actors Before Filming "In the Heart of the Sea"

Posted 12.14.2015 | Home

We were thrilled to have director and actor Ron Howard on the show, who's just released his newest film, In The Heart Of The Sea. Ron has had an amazi...

Mondays With Marlo - Director Ron Howard

Posted 12.17.2015 | Home

The holiday season is upon us, and it's one of our favorite times of year for going to the movies. So we were thrilled to have director and actor Ron ...

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

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.03.2015 | 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.

Joshua Shultz: LA's Rising Director and Photographer

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 11.19.2015 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

For most of us, it takes many years if not a lifetime to develop a skill. It takes even longer to refine that skill until it becomes a feasible career. If you are artist, Joshua Shultz, it only takes four short years to establish yourself in one of the hardest industries there is.

Peak Inequality: Investigating the Lack of Diversity Among TV Directors

Variety | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

One. Zero. One. Zero. One. That is the number of women of color who directed episodes of television in the 2014-2015 TV season at AMC, FX, HBO, Netfl...

How to Actually Make a Successful Short Film (Without Film Festivals or "Going Viral")

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?

What Is it Time to Let Go of?

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Shawn Tolleson

Sometimes it can be helpful to consciously assess our lives. Instead of leaving things behind because of circumstance, to proactively choose what activities, people and objects we want to have in our lives now. What our values are now, and then to seek out what reflect those values.

'Field N*ggas' Director Extracts Beauty from Grit [INTERVIEW]

EBONY.com | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Shot in a gritty boom-bap style, Field Niggas is a powerful new documentary directed by newcomer Khalik Allah. The New York City-based film examines the sorrowful lives of a group of transients who gather in Harlem on 125th Street and Lexington Avenue.

The Unseen Work of Preparing an Exhibit: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I've been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty.

The Story of Jonas Mekas

Louisiana Channel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

We had the unique pleasure of meeting the great avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas, who never goes anywhere without his camera. Mekas here shares his...

Jonas Mekas: Advice to the Young

Louisiana Channel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

The godfather of American avant-garde cinema, filmmaker and poet Jonas Mekas, whom we met in his Brooklyn-home, has a clear piece of advice for aspi...

Wildlike: A Majestic Film, a Compelling Benchmark for What it Takes to Be a Good Man

Brent Green | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Brent Green

Wildlike, a debut film written and directed by Frank Hall Green, is a nuanced, troubling, uplifting, beautifully rendered meditation on manhood and fatherhood. Its themes are timeless yet firmly rooted in here-and-now.

The Museum and Library of the Hispanic Society of America: A Hidden Gem in New York City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.