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Will Authentic Inspiration Finally Find Its Way to the Air Waves?: Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment Rocks the House

Denise Lumiere | Posted 04.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Denise Lumiere

To me it was an Academy Awards of Consciousness, without the awards, without the over-the-top glitz, instead with authenticity, exemplary wisdom, crazy humor, and an outrageously creative assortment of music.

I Just Want to Tell You 5 Things...

Eric Garland | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Eric Garland

A life well told is as close an approximation of a life well lived as I've found. Do you savor the memories of chances you almost took but didn't, adventures you packed your bags for but then never left the driveway?

SOPA's Dead, What Now?

Ivan J. Parron | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Ivan J. Parron

There are potential alternatives to the draconian SOPA and PIPA, ones that protect intellectual property rights while also protecting the vitality of the Internet and the rights of its users.

Hollywood's Surprising Political History

Steven J. Ross | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home
Steven J. Ross

Political Hollywood started much earlier than people realize. For over 100 years, movie stars have influenced the ways in which Americans have thought about politics.

Oscars Crack Down On Lavish Promo Parties

Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

In Hollywood, social events are part of the business, especially when it comes to awards season. During Oscar season, studios bust out the big bucks a...

Let's Sue Hollywood for Movie Malpractice

James Napoli | Posted 06.11.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Perhaps the right hungry, Jackie Chiles-style lawyer could lead the charge on suing moviemakers for malpractice and getting the American public some compensation for all the crappy films they have had to endure.

The Technology Challenge

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

We live in an age of astonishing invention. The new communication tools developed over the past 20 years are remarkable for their power and penetratio...

You Kill Me

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

I was 20 minutes late when I arrived at the theatre. It was a small joint carved out of an old retail space and the metal door squeaked loudly as I pu...

Don't Clap For Me, Argentina

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

The first time I ever appeared on stage was in a high school play. I was at the time, a nerdy, nervous 15 year-old with bad skin who had only audition...

As Seen on TV

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Dean Bottrell

About a year ago, I came out of "theatrical" retirement to act in a play here in Los Angeles. During the run I was interviewed by a local arts reporte...

Ten Minutes with Judah Friedlander

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

It was the book signing that wasn't. On a balmy night in Los Angeles, Judah Friedlander who plays Frank Rossitano on NBC's hit comedy 30 Rock, was sla...

Florence Henderson

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Denise Vivaldo

I wonder why our culture is afraid to think or talk about the mature vagina? Old penis? No problem, science can give them a four hour erection! It's okay to try and be a sexy old man, but not a woman.

The End of Hollywood as We Know It

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marty Kaplan

Illegal file sharing and piracy hurt artists, workers, businesses and national economies. So why is it so pervasive? Did honest people become lawbreakers overnight because digital technology put a dangerous tool in their hands?

Back to the Futures

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bill Swadley

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission might approve the creation of a futures market that would deal in movie box office receipts. I say, let 'em try!

After American Idol with Anoop Desai

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA--Now in its ninth season, American Idol has broken some of the most recognizable names in pop music the world over: Kelly Clarkson,...

He's Got a Ticket to Ride, But He Don't Care

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

Recently, I was reading in one of the entertainment rags that in 2009, Steven Spielberg was paid $50 million dollars by Universal for theme-park royal...

A Serious Man

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dean Bottrell

Last night, I sat and watched the students in my acting class do some very good work. I've been blessed with a very gifted and unique group this time ...

Short and Sweet

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Dean Bottrell

I recently discovered that a short movie I wrote and directed had been viewed by over 100,000 people. This sort of floored me, mostly because it the odds against that little movie even being made were enormous.

iPad: What Impact Will It Have on Hollywood?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As the world scrambles to determine whether the iPad is a game-changer or a modern day Newton, the implications for media consumption and the entertai...

Creativity and Prosperity: Not as Incompatible as You Think

Steven Weber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Weber

As evidenced by the failure of our mortgage and loan institutions and the failure of our government to govern with efficiency and care, the corporate approach itself is a failure because it doesn't take humans into its equation.

Why I Joined Actors Federal Credit Union

Amy Sohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Sohn

This year I became furious about how big banks have abandoned their consumers' trust, taken bailout money, and acted only with regard for their own bottom line. So I pulled my money out and moved it all to my credit union.

TV Networks Promoting Volunteerism In Shows This Week

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the continuing story lines on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" has been an effort by Amy Poehler's character to convert an abandoned construction p...

In Hollywood, There is No Such Thing as a Lone Gun

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bill Swadley

Eventually, anyone who wants to make it in the arts is confronted with several "realities" that they must overcome. The first and most important is that no one makes it all by themselves.

Solar The Sign!

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Bonifer

Solar Paneling the Hollywood Sign struck me as a beautiful, artful, symbolically powerful idea -- what I call in my line of work a 'productive game'

DLC: The New Black! The Second Coming of Expansion Packs

Theodore Bergquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Theodore Bergquist

There's been a lot of talk about downloadable content for video games recently. There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a significant, fast growing trend here.