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Artur Balder's Little Spain

Donald Kuspit | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Donald Kuspit

Artur Balder's Little Spain offer us a neglected, often forgotten, seemingly incidental part of the history of Spain and New York. They converge in the form of Spanish immigrants to the city, a place where, as the song goes, "if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere."

Artur Balder's Little Spain

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Adriana Aristizábal

Artur Balder's Little Spain offer us a neglected, often forgotten, seemingly incidental part of the history of Spain and New York. They converge in the form of Spanish immigrants to the city, a place where, as the song goes, "if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere."

Why Do So Many People Chase the Dream of Becoming a Screenwriter?

Quora | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Well, let's see. Most of the civilized world as a whole is driven by entertainment. Two of the primary platforms of entertainment are television and film.

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

Pam Stucky | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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."

Q&A With Halfway Producer Jonny Paterson on the Producer Life

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

The truth is, coming from a wee country like Scotland, I never really thought having a career in "Hollywood" was realistically attainable. I've always been ambitious, but that career path still seemed a bit fantastical.

Indie Filmmakers Build Business to Finally Disrupt the Industry

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Sandy Abrams

The job of most indie filmmakers is truly a labor of love, devoted to creating and producing films that very few people ever see. But the industry is finally seeing some push back from indie filmmakers Emily Best and Erica Anderson.

What Is It Like to Be the Voice of a Disney Character?

Quora | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

What little girl doesn't dream of being a princess, especially a DISNEY princess? Ever since I watched The Little Mermaid as a child, I've been singing to lobsters, and calling forks and spoons, "gizmos and gadgets."

Some States Yell 'Cut!' On Film Tax Credits

Pew's Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Hunter Killer Pulls Out of Alaska as Senate Votes to Kill Film Subsidy

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Legislators looking to kill Alaska's film subsidy program have driven away the big-budget Hollywood movie Hunter Killer and may have brought a halt to a burgeoning state industry, critics said.

Alaska's Film Industry Is Growing, but Budget Crunch Puts Tax Credits in Limbo

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

Tax credits documented in a new state report show that Alaska's film industry has continued to grow even as state lawmakers prepare to gut the film incentive program.

The Film Industry: Sliding Down the Razor Blade of Life

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

Remember, you are not the only one who wants a career in film. The line behind you is long with people only too happy to step into your position should you falter. And remember the expression, "time is money." It is alive and well in the film business.

American Sniper Screenwriter Jason Hall on Screenwriting, War Movies and Being Nominated for an Oscar

Quora | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

A great character involves us in a way that most plots can't. Even the greatest of plots with a thin character doesn't involve us, but a great character with a thin plot does. It's all about character.

Celebrating Free Speech Week Through the Lens of the Film and Television Industry

Chris Dodd | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Dodd

This week I have the privilege of serving as the Chairman of Free Speech Week, an annual celebration reminding all of us that most of the freedoms we ...

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."

The Life Out Loud: Fostering a Creative Community

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
MeiMei Fox

I'm not afraid to say, and I say it with zero ego, but when it comes to the dreams of those who choose a life of creating for film, television and the...

13 Rules for a Successful Career

Bernard Hiller | Posted 12.02.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

When students come to see me, they're interested in telling me what they would like to get from me, what they would like me to teach them or what they didn't like from other teachers they've have worked with before.

Larenz Tate Explains Why Black Films Struggle At The Box Office

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

We’ve all seen movies that feature black stereotypes: the token black friend, the black criminal or the omnipresent angry black woman. Although Holl...

Alena Hall

This 24-Year-Old Left A Budding Film Career To Share Her Love Of Meditation

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living

It was a dream come true for Nickol Kornilova to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but after graduation, the film production care...

So You Want to Get Into the Film Industry? Great Ways to Get Started

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Every year, it never fails that I have one, two or three students dying to major in film and television studies. Right away, I tell them that it is one of the most competitive college majors to get into in the U.S.

'Spray and Pray'

Dave Harvilicz | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Harvilicz

There is a lot of discussion about the future of the film industry. Jeffrey Katzenberg predicted recently at the Milken Conference that movie distribution will be completely reinvented in 10 years from now.

Building a Successful Brand

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

Elton is on top of his game and proves that you really can have it all, on and off the court. Read along and find out what it takes to reach entrepreneurial success and achieve all around greatness.

We Can Keep the Visual Effects Industry Here in the U.S.

Gary A. Olson | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

As the 86th Academy Awards celebrated excellence in the film industry a few weeks ago, hundreds of visual effects professionals converged on Hollywood...

A Bible for Budding Screenwriters

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Dennis Palumbo

Years ago, while in the process of making the transition from Hollywood screenwriter to psychotherapist, I taught classes for UCLA Extension's Writer'...

A Starry Night at the Oscars

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

Jennifer Lawrence, in red this time, fell (sigh) on the red carpet, how perfect. Maybe she thought she would blend with it? This girl was either drunk or has two left feet. I hope she gets the videos of every year she takes a tumble.

Vera Farmiga: On Romance and the Return of Rom-Coms

Brandi Andres | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Brandi Andres

In some small ways, too, these films seemed to help women better understand our interactions with one another, as well as provide a brief introspective peek at our own psyches. Back then, however, it seemed that people were more outwardly cohesive.