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Democratic Governors Fall Far Shy Of Republican Counterparts' Fundraising Haul

AP | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Governors Association says it raised $12.5 million in the first three months of this year, roughly half what its Re...

Why Chris Christie Is Keeping A Low Profile

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving cautiously to repair his image, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is maintaining a low profile this weekend as the nation's go...

Tonight We'll Know Who Will Probably Win Best Director

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the tightest three-way Oscar race in years, the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards could give "Gravity," ''Americ...

Martin Scorsese Gets Huge Boost From Directors Guild Awards

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The Directors Guild of America announced the five finalists for its top film award of the year on Tuesday afternoon. The DGA's nominations are often a...

Movie review: Grudge Match

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Unfortunately, the script for this film is never sharp or savvy enough to counteract both the ick factor -- two grandfathers beating each other up in boxing trunks -- and just the simple lackluster quality of it all.

Large Appliance Attacks on Directors: Michael Bay Just the Latest

Dan Mirvish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

Though rare, the incident is far from the only case of large appliances being used to attack film directors.

ASCAP Workshop: Chatting With Richard Bellis, Matthew Margeson, Michael Bearden and Joe Trapanese, Plus Exclusives by The Grahams and Sweet Relief's Victoria Williams

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Our participants come to the Workshop at a critical point in their careers. We identify them just before they launch and provide a training ground for them to hone the skills they will need to succeed. Think of it as a finishing school." - ASCAP's Jennifer Harmon

DGA Elects First Black, Openly Gay President

Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment

Just a few days before the Supreme Court made strides in the fight for gay rights, the entertainment industry offered up another milestone in its lead...

Ben Affleck Has More Sweet Words For Jennifer Garner

Posted 02.04.2013 | Celebrity

In the unlikely event you needed further proof that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are the most precious celebrity couple alive, Affleck made sure to...

The Year's Best Documentaries

AP | Posted 03.17.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The AIDS chronicle "How to Survive a Plague" and the military rape study "The Invisible War" are among nominees for the documentar...

Bryan Cranston's Latest Honor ... For 'Modern Family'?

EW | Posted 01.09.2013 | TV

Today, the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for TV and commercials. Some of the shows involved are predictable ("Homeland," "Mad Men,...

'Cuckoos Nest' Director Gets Big Honor

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Two-time Academy Award winner Milos Forman is receiving the lifetime-achievement award from his peers at the Directors Guild of America...

Tom Barrett Invites President Obama To Wisconsin Fish Fry

Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett plans to continue aggressively criticizing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) Thursday night when the men meet f...

Sam Stein

Democratic Governors Warn Obama Campaign To Avoid Focusing On Social Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the nation's top Democratic governors are urging party leadership to avoid getting consumed by social issues, even as focusing o...

Democrats Face Difficult Contests In Key 2012 Races

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are playing defense in governors' races in 2012, protecting eight seats – some in conservative states like North Carolin...

'The Artist,' Hazanavicius Win At Directors Guild Awards 2012

AP | By DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 01.29.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- The Directors Guild of America Awards are the latest Hollywood film honors to go silent. Hollywood's top filmmakers group presented it...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Congratulates Voters For Overturning SB 5

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The extent to which Ohio Gov. John Kasich's collective bargaining measure has been a national issue has always been a bit murky. But wit...

Sam Stein

Democratic Governors Association Joins Fight For Anti-Union Law Repeal With Checkbook

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Banking on a backlash to the anti-union campaigns spearheaded by Republican governors, the Democratic Governors Association announced on...

What Is the Future of Hispanic Filmmaking?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The current ranks of Latino filmmakers are thin, and that influences what kinds of stories get told in American cinema. More important, it has an impact on how Hispanic culture is portrayed -- if it is portrayed at all.

Good News For GOP Governors Comes As Bad News For Dems

AP | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican Governors Association outraised its Democratic counterpart by a margin of 2-to-1, raking in $22.1 million during the...

Piracy: (Some of) the Short and Long of It

Ted Hope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ted Hope

When it comes to protecting artists' rights, piracy is a serious issue, but free access to a public good (i.e. the internet) is a greater one. We can not look at short-term solutions with long-term repercussions.

DGA Board Approves Tentative Deal

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The deal, which provides for 2% annual pay increases and a one-time 1.5% boost in pension and health, will soon go to the membership for ratification,...

DGA and Studios Reach Tentative Deal

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

However, union will not release details until Wednesday board meeting. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. ------------------------------ Watch for my ...

DGA-AMPTP Talks Start

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

A press blackout is in effect as up to two to three weeks of talks start. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. ------------------------------- Watch for...

SAG/AFTRA and DGA Schedule Details Emerge

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Timing of ballots and negotiations disclosed. Details in my Hollywood Reporter piece. ------------------------------- Watch for my new book "Hollyw...