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Buffet Bonding

Tom Kramer | Posted 06.03.2016 | Comedy
Tom Kramer

I feel ignored when I attend Hollywood parties. Not that I go to many, but whether they're classy events or casual affairs, I'm bummed at being shunne...

Everyone Who Wants Film Production to Return to Hollywood Say 'Aye'

Dick Guttman | Posted 02.05.2017 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

That loud chorus of 'ayes" you just heard came from the leaders of six of the most powerful organizations in what used to be known as the Film Capital...

Hollywood "Takes Care of Its Own," Unless You Are Trans, Part 2

Darya Teesewell | Posted 08.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Darya Teesewell

Hollywood is exploiting us while considering us unfit for trans-specific health coverage.

Part 2 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Steve Weinstein and Venk Shukla

Steve Blank | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Errol Arkilic, former program director for the National Scien...

AMC Theatres Tests Out Movie-A-Day Subscription For $45

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business

Call it Netflix, but for movie screenings. AMC Theatres will begin testing a subscription service next month that will allow subscribers to attend ...

Rose McGowan: My Agent Told Me To Stop Talking In Meetings

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Two years ago, Rose McGowan says she was stifled by an agent for speaking too well. The fact that she is an intelligent woman intimidated people ...

Was 2013 the Best Year for Movies in Decades?

Quora | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Ken Miyamoto, Produced screenwriter, former Sony Pictures script reader/story analyst, former ...

Crash the Gate: What the Class of 2014 Needs to Know About the New Route to Success

Marian Salzman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

Personal networks will replace corporate hierarchies and recruiters, so invest in friends and fans. Treat your relationships as long-term investments .

Why Should Illinois Thank Johnny Depp and Christian Bale?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.26.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Christian Bale is a nominee for an Oscar for his role in American Hustle, but Illinois may want to appreciate him more for his roles in Public Enemies and The Dark Knight.

5 Things You Need To Know About Women In Old Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.15.2013 | Women

There's a serious gender gap in Hollywood these days -- but it hasn't always been so bad. The Women Film Pioneers Project out of Columbia Universi...

How Director's Chairs and the Movie Industry Have Given Way to Theater Seats, Screening Rooms and Plenty of New Business

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Sreedhar Pillai

The film industry may not be dead yet, but new businesses are already opening up to take over from the movie moguls.

All The Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them - Gaffer

Anne M. Strick | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

A Gaffer, Jay Yowler tells us, is head of the electrical department and right hand man to the Director of Photography (who is sometimes referred to as the Lighting Cameraman).

Is Steven Spielberg Right in Predicting that the Movie Industry Will Implode?

Quora | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment

I can't argue with Steven Spielberg. George Lucas on the other hand, maybe (wink, wink). There is some truth to it. Spielberg sees that these big movies are getting bigger and bigger.

How Does Pixar Manage To Constantly Produce Commendable Movies?

Quora | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment

As I've told many people over the years, at some point every single Pixar movie sucks. The trick is not stopping there.

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them - Art Director

Anne M. Strick | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

Just what does an Art Director do? "It's a multi-faceted job," says Mark Garner. "I'm kind of an office manager at first, putting the art department t...

Catherine New

'Game Of Thrones' Author Buys Beloved Movie Theater | Catherine New | Posted 04.23.2013 | Small Business

Film buffs can thank royalties from the House of Lannister for bringing a single-screen movie theater back to life in Santa Fe, N.M. Game of Throne...

'Argo' Is Bad, Embarrassing And Wrong

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

"Argo" demonstrates how out of touch we are with crucial global realities and how disconnected we are from how we come across to the rest of the human family through these kinds of expressions.

What Makes a Great Rock Biopic? (Hint: It's Not Factual Accuracy)

Christopher Zara | Posted 09.15.2012 | Entertainment
Christopher Zara

Wait, what? This is apparently what happens when you give a simple assignment to an indie director with too much imagination. A straight-up biopic of Dylan would have been fine. But do we really need to see Cate Blanchett in drag?

Movie Studios Probed Over Inappropriate Payments In China

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business

* SEC has sent inquiry letters to movie studios-source * Letters ask about dealings with Chinese officials-source * Chin...

Marketing the Truth

Joseph Rauch | Posted 06.23.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

I was surprised when I found out that many movies claim to be based on true events when, in fact, they are completely or almost completely fictional.

Foreign Markets and the Big Screen

Chris Dodd | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
Chris Dodd

The motion picture industry, like all major American job creators, is part of a growing and interconnected world economy. But it might be surprising how important foreign movie theater audiences are to the millions of Americans who depend on the motion picture industry for their jobs.

Why Is February Such a Weak Month for Movies?

Quora | Posted 04.29.2012 | Entertainment

The movie industry is the classic popular definition of insanity in action: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. Some of it more or less "works" and proves to the industry it knows what it's doing.

Why the Movie Industry Can't Innovate and the Result Is SOPA

Steve Blank | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business
Steve Blank

The music and movie business has been consistently wrong in its claims that new platforms and channels would be the end of its businesses. In each case, the new technology produced a new market far larger than the impact it had on the existing market.

Anna Almendrala

Two Broke Girls On How To Hack Hollywood | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles

My LA: Erin Bunch and Michelle Vick Current Gig: Erin Bunch and Michelle Vick were trying to climb the entertainment industry's corporate ladder wh...

Alexander Eichler

With Film Incentive Capped, Michigan's Movie Jobs Face An Uncertain Future | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.26.2011 | Detroit

Sean Doerr knows Detroit. He's been poking around the city since he was 14, exploring its forgotten buildings and learning the names of architects lon...