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Margery Walshaw: A Literary Manager Talks About Publishing and the Road Ahead

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Initially, I wanted to help first time screenwriters get a foothold in Hollywood. I came to also represent novelists as many of my screenwriting clients dabbled in both genres. My earliest success stories came with setting up the film and television adaptation rights of my clients' novels.

UPDATE: Would You Choose to Be Straight? New Sci-Fi Film Explores (WATCH HERE)

Connor Hurley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Connor Hurley

In October of 2012, I wrote about the personal inspiration behind my award-winning short film The Naturalist (which you can read here). In my post, ...

Welcome to the Hotel Andersonia

Jonathan Valania | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Valania

There are, I am increasingly convinced, but two kinds of people in this world: People who hate Wes Anderson films and human beings. At the Hotel Andersonia, art trumps evil every time, that's why we keep coming back every year.

The Man Behind 'The Monuments Men': David Finley and the Roberts Commission

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Katherine Flynn In 1956, Finley brought his case for saving the historic Patent Office Building in downtown D.C. before President Eisenho...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Sitting in a Darkened Theater -- Movies and the Mind

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Movies model the best of times and the worst of times, providing a subtle, unconscious blueprint for how to understand ourselves and our world, engendering in us, perhaps, a more mindful and compassionate way of being.

Kitten Realizes He's Really Really Really Ridiculously Good-Looking After Watching Zoolander

Leslie Goshko | Posted 02.19.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Have you ever found yourself watching a movie and then suddenly a particular scene or character or line just changes your life? Whatever cinematic moment speaks to you, I'm elated and proud to say that I too have found my own.

Respecting the Future in the Life and Cinematic Work of Jean Rouch

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.18.2014 | Arts
Paul Stoller

Known in Europe and Africa for his highly creative work in documentary film, Rouch's work helped to spark The New Wave of French filmmaking, inspiring filmmakers like Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

Your Passport to Video Art Around the World

MutualArt | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts

As the appreciation for Video Art as a genre rises, venues, festivals and programs around the world have formed in an effort to push its visibility and celebrate the art form in both the art world and public realm.

Our Girl in Havana: A City for Cinephiles

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

Coppelia -- Photo: BitBoy | Wikimedia Eating my ice cream at Coppelia, I can't help but think of the striking first scene of Oscar-nominated 1993 ...

Best of 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Brad Schreiber | Posted 03.22.2014 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

The recently completed 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, with almost 200 features and most of the Academy Award submissions for foreign film, regularly supplies this writer with a few of the films on my top 10 list.

Oscars 2012 Stage Brings Back Old Hollywood Glamour (VIDEO) | Posted 01.29.2014 | Arts

Last night The 84th Academy Awards once again brought sparkle to Los Angeles as the 2012 Oscars celebrated talent across the film industry. The Koda...

The Difference of Life in Spike Jonze's 'Her'

Marcie Bianco | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Marcie Bianco

Jonze's cinematic discourse is on love, and Her is an exploration of how love can survive when the individuals who are in love not only inhabit different material spaces but different temporalities.

2013 Top Ten Films of the Year -- World Cinema Edition

Brad Schreiber | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

If you find that you are not familiar with all of the top ten films I cite each year, don't panic. Don't curse. Don't accuse me of being elitist and I won't accuse you of being ignorant. A top ten film list should reflect exciting and unexpected developments in world cinema.

A Pregnant Hostage, a Fake Homosexual, and a Man Who Cannot Walk

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

A few of the French movies I like best, available in the U.S. Not necessarily very recent, but not to be missed nevertheless. Trust me, I am French.

8 Amazing Places Made Famous by Lawrence of Arabia

minube | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel

As film lovers the world over mourn the passing of Peter O'Toole, many of us are taking the time to revisit one of the legendary actor's greatest works: Lawrence of Arabia, a film whose adventurous spirit and exotic locales also inspired scores of travelers to seek out their own life-changing voyages.

L'humble fierté d'être belge... en France

Charlie Dupont | Posted 02.16.2014 | France
Charlie Dupont

CULTURE - Que ce soit très clair : le premier français qui me donnera encore du "j'adore les Belges", avec un petit air supérieur et amusé, je lui fais découvrir la tour Eiffel par la Fistinière !

All Hollywood Actors Owe A Debt Of Gratitude To This Trailblazer

Christina Rice | Posted 02.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Christina Rice

Ann Dvorak could have been a major Hollywood star. At least she should have been.

New Year's Eve 2014 Without the Yellow Dogs!

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

My first year of living in New York was a nightmare. This was 13 years ago. I had just arrived to the U.S. after the closure of the newspaper I was working for in Tehran.

Noisemakers in the Cinema: What to Do

Paul Janes-Brown | Posted 11.20.2013 | Hawaii
Paul Janes-Brown

Raise your hand if you have ever been tortured by popcorn eaters at the movies. Is it possible to eat popcorn quietly? Perhaps if you took fingerfulls...

AFI Interview: Sheena McCann

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

"I'm not bold enough to put myself up there so nakedly. So I pass all my inner stirrings through to the characters and the situations they're in. I am none of those people. But I've handed off to them what I've been consumed by in my life."

Gravity Review: In Space, Nobody Can Hear Your One-liners

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Morgenstern

It really had the opportunity to transcend, and despite being a cinematic masterpiece, I'm not sure it is a film I will want to watch again once it's out of IMAX.

On the Film Fest Circuit: BendFilm of Bend, Oregon

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

Film festivals are fun for all involved. They are like a circuit party for interesting and talented people. The citizenry can soak in the glamour and star power.

Best Films Never Made: Sylvester Stallone's Poe

David Brake | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
David Brake

Although comparisons between "The Pit and the Pendulum" and Rambo are not forthcoming, Stallone has always wanted to bring Poe's life to the big screen.

Best Films Never Made: Neill Blomkamp's Halo

David Brake | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
David Brake

Blomkamp has moved on to bigger and better things with District 9 and Elysium but the question remains -- what if?

Miss America Meets Bollywood: Democracy and the Promise of Popular Culture

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Vamsee Juluri

Amidst the celebrations (and the wholly unnecessary controversies) about the crowning of Nina Davuluri as Miss America, we should not forget that events like beauty contests and talent shows often function as an informal mirror to the voices of the people in a democratic culture.