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Oscarnomics 2017: The Brand Value of Awards

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.12.2017 | Business
Ira Kalb

Last month the Golden Globes kicked off the Hollywood awards season. Even though Golden Globe winners have gone on to win the Oscar only 40% of the ti...

Just Because You Stutter Doesn't Mean You're Alone

Madeline Wahl | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

It's National Stuttering Awareness Week, a time to raise awareness about stuttering, a time to be more empathetic, and a time to learn how to handle yourself when talking to a person who stutters and not be awkward in conversations.

Are You a Biopic Addict Like Me?

Shannon Wrzesinski | Posted 06.10.2016 | Entertainment
Shannon Wrzesinski

Biopics are often the critics favorites as well, frequently proving themselves as Oscar and Golden Globe contenders. Plus, given the variety of biopic categories, there's something on the menu for everyone.

Colin Firth Doesn't Think Actors Should Insult Their Bad Films

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.11.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Colin Firth's IMDB page lists 75 credits for the decorated actor. Most of them are stellar; "The King's Speech" probably tops on the list, having won ...

The King's Speech Writer David Seidler Speaks About Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

The Oscar-winning writer of The King's Speech David Seidler is an extraordinary human and a great friend I am fortunate to have in my life. When I ask...

Mike Ryan

Geoffrey Rush Reveals His Hidden Talent | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

For a while, Geoffrey Rush kept a book in which he wrote down the name of every script that he'd considered. Had he continued the practice, this wo...

Why Tom Hooper Took The Ultimate Risk With 'Les Miserables'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment

It's always interesting to to see what a directer who's just won the Academy Award chooses for his next project. It's a little different for actors --...

ReThink Review: Hyde Park on Hudson - Infidelity and Hot Dog Diplomacy

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's not a biopic nor is it a dense procedural like Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, but instead showcases the politics of perception and interpersonal relationships, contrasted with quieter, more intimate moments away from the media and others.

Movie Review: Hyde Park on Hudson

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Roger Michell's Hyde Park on Hudson is half a good movie. When it focuses on the quirks and manipulations of international events, it crackles and pops -- and when it turns its attention to the soap-operatic romance, it settles into a dull hum.

Toronto Festival Conclusions: The Oscar race Begins

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While this year's best-picture winner may in fact have played at TIFF 2012, there was no huge critical groundswell around a realistic contender, the way there was last year.

Colin Firth Explains What It's Like To Host 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment

When I met Colin Firth at his hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival, he immediately apologized for being, in his words, "fried" from je...

Indie Filmmakers Storm the Beach at American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 01.07.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

When Warner Bros. took a pass on his latest film, The Ides of March, George Clooney refused to give up. He sauntered down to the annual American Film Market and started to pitch his project to an endless succession of buyers from around the world.

'Melancholia' Is The Film To Beat At European Film Awards

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

"Melancholia" is the film to beat at this year's European Film Awards, which announced its nominated films Saturday at the Seville European Film Festi...

PHOTOS: Madge Arrives At Venice Film Festival

Posted 11.01.2011 | Celebrity

What's a film festival without the spectacle? The cameras and flashbulbs were aflutter when Madonna arrived in Venice Tuesday night to promote her sec...

'The King's Speech' Heads To Broadway | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

I told you first, and quite a while ago, that "The King’s Speech" would head to Broadway after its run as a film. Then it won the Oscar. Now I’m t...

Federal Coach: The Best Leadership Movies to Get You Inspired

Tom Fox | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

Sit back and consider watching an entertaining movie that can perhaps impart some insightful leadership lessons.

A Modest Proposal: A Luxury Tax for Expensive Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.24.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Why don't we create a luxury tax for Hollywood, comparable to the one Major League Baseball invokes whenever a team tries to buy itself a pennant by stocking up on expensive star players.

Major Changes Coming To Academy Awards

Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment

This year, the biggest Oscar surprise may come on nomination day. Or maybe it won't. And to the Academy in charge of these things, that's the entire p...

Even When a Great Film Comes Out, You Can't See It (Except Maybe in New York)

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Mindless kiddie fare opens at around four thousand screens across the country. When at last a brilliant, provocative film for grown-ups gets produced, it merited four screens. Doesn't this strike you as just a trifle lopsided?

ReThink Review: The First Grader -- Reading, Writing and Rebellion

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.13.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The First Grader tells the true story of Kimani Maruge, an 84-year-old veteran of Kenya's Mau Mau Uprising who earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest primary school student.

Hix Nix Tix Pix (And So Does Everyone Else)

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Entertainment
Stu Kreisman

Unless it's chapter five of a franchise like Transformers, or lame remakes of classics like Arthur, nobody on the business side in Hollywood has a clue of what to do.

Director Of 'The King's Speech' To Tackle 'Les Miserables' Next

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Tom Hooper is going back in time. Once again. Will he find more gold? The Oscar-winning director of "The King's Speech" is closing in on directing ...

The King's Speech

Kathryn Cameron Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathryn Cameron Porter

As we consider the will of a young King to move forward the reforms he started ten years ago, his actions show his commitment to a continuation of reform in Morocco.

Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman In New Film 'Stoker'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

From King to King of the Night? Well, kind of. Fresh off his Oscar winning turn as King George VI in "The King's Speech," Colin Firth plans to give...

Lessons Learned From The King's Speech

Glen McDaniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glen McDaniel

This year's Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards (and nominated for 12 Oscars),was The King's Speech, the story of King George VI of England who...