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Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis

Perry Brass | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Perry Brass

Jane Wyman was Ronald Reagan's first wife. They met when they were both working their way up the Hollywood star ladder -- Wyman was actually ahead of Reagan -- and they came out of the same background: hardscrabble Depression; very much hand-to-mouth.

Big Data for Hollywood

Dave Harvilicz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Harvilicz

Today technology offers a chance to re-connect studios with what should be considered their most prized asset: movie watchers.

'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.

Three Is the Magic Number

Nicholas Weinstock | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Nicholas Weinstock

The Three Things is just my conviction that every one of those writers should always be working on at least three things at once.

The Most Beautiful Ruined Moment

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 10.29.2013 | Parents
Sharon Kay Edwards

You gave him the moon, Mr. Jedi Master. You fixed his day... his entire vacation! You got him back on track.

'Who The F-- Is In The Room': Where Is Hwood's Next Generation?

2011-11-11-Screenshot20111111at3.30.52PM.png | Posted 10.10.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and first appeared in the Oct. 19 issue of the magazine. They were part of Hollywood lore, the ...

What Ben Stiller's New Yorker Profile Teaches You About Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment

Ben Stiller gets a 15-page profile in the latest edition of The New Yorker, a fascinating piece that not only illustrates how difficult it is for an A...

Why Hollywood Studios Don't Matter Anymore

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Hollywood studios don't matter anymore to serious movie lovers. They've given up on making anything but expensive tent-pole movies or genre exercises that come with stars and a restrained budget.

Happy Hollywood 2011

Nicholas Weinstock | Posted 02.14.2012 | Comedy
Nicholas Weinstock

PRODUCER: Hey, look who it is: Exec of the Year. I thought I might run into you at one of these holiday things. EXECUTIVE: This is our Christmas party. How did you get on the lot?

Spielberg Honored as Game-Changer by Directors Guild

Pamela Ezell | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Pamela Ezell

Steven Spielberg sat down at the Director's Guild Saturday to talk about his career as a part of the DGA's celebration of its 75th anniversary saluting "game-changers" who have advanced the art and craft of directing.

Social Media and the New Hollywood

Cedric Perrier | Posted 05.29.2011 | Technology
Cedric Perrier

As America's movie theater chains begin to fight the inexorable demands of cable operators to offer newly-released movies in the home just four weeks ...

Pan-Arab TV: Big on Audience, Lop-Sided on Advertising

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab TV viewers enjoy more free satellite channels than their counterparts in developed countries. Still, FTA channels suffer from low advertising revenues.

Musicians Play a New (Media) Tune

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The American Federation of Musicians and the studios signed a new deal... four months ago. But don't feel like we're late to the party -- the deal doesn't seem to have been reported in the press.

Max Mayer's Adam Falls For NYC

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

After watching Adam it should become perfectly clear that a film about New York should actually be shot in, of all places, New York.

Hollywood Studios Bidding For Rights To Michael Jackson Footage

New York Times | Michael Cieply | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As of Saturday morning, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox had emerged as the leading contenders in a Hollywood auction of film rights to the rehearsa...

Movies for Grownups

Chuck Weinstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chuck Weinstock

Movies for grownups seem to be in trouble. You can't pick up a newspaper without reading another article about the new studio decree: They're not making adult dramas anymore.

New York in Shock While LA Rocks!

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vicky Ward

Sunday night LA is prepared to party like there's nothing wrong with the world. And that's because, over there, relatively speaking, nothing is.

Counterfeit Democracy

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

A new draft global trade treaty may interfere with fair use of copyrighted materials, require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to monitor all consume...

Major Studio Film Shoots Grind To A Halt In LA

LA Times | Richard Verrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If not for an epic struggle between alien robots, the streets of Los Angeles might be devoid of major studio drama. Filming of big-budget movies has ...

Where Are the Women Directors?

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

Things suck for women directors, but nothing changes and things are actually getting worse. While most people believe that we are post-feminist, and post-organizing, and post-activism, I think the only way to make change is to agitate.

WGA Strike Losses Top $1.5 Billion

MSNBC | Michael Ventre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Now that the Directors Guild of America has reached an accord with Hollywood studios, the striking writers have returned to the bargaining table in th...

Studios Set To Lose $1.9 Billion

Variety | ADAM DAWTREY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Hollywood studios will make a loss of $1.9 billion on the movies they released in 2006, according to the first report from Global Media Intelligen...