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From Bulldogs to Elephant Walks: Chats With Johnny Mathis, Monica Mancini and Anson Williams, Plus Matt Hires Works with RMH

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Johnny Mathis: I guess you can make it happen by being in the right place at the right time. Who knows.

5 Huge Mistakes You'll Make in the Film and TV Business (and How to Avoid Them)

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?

The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.02.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates its 50th year this October 9 - 23. Recognized as the first international film festival in North American, the Chicago International Film Festival is a pioneer in focusing on international films.

YouTube Star Shane Dawson Brings Cool To Feature Film

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

YouTube star and director Shane Dawson stopped by What's Trending to talk about everything from hashtags and Snapchat to his new movie, Not Cool. T...

Don't Quit "The Quitter"

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.09.2014 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

Filmmaker and actor Matthew Bonifacio is well respected in his industry but hit it out of the park once again in The Quitter. This is a heartwarming, yet modern, film about a former ball player reuniting with his past love and the child he left behind.

#AOLBUILD Meets Aubrey Plaza, Dane Dehaan and @LifeAftrBeth Director Jeff Baena

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Join AOL BUILD in welcoming Life After Beth actors Aubrey Plaza and Dane Dehaan accompanied by director Jeff Baena to AOL ...

#AOLBUILD Spotlights Lindsey Stirling

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "'You're too different' is what everyone said (...) I think it's so ironic that the very reason I was told I would never b...

If It's Meant to Be

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate McClanaghan

All the perseverance, promotion, and patience required of you, beyond what anyone might have initially considered acceptable, would certainly surprise the average man on the street. But then maybe that's the whole point. To stand out, you have to stand up.

Interview on the Red Carpet With Woody Allen

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.22.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I was honored to speak with him about his mélange of beauty and sorrow, hope and despair, joy and cruelty, and found him to be incredibly unassuming and vulnerable, answering honestly and candidly about his strengths as an artist.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of...

Actor Morgan Freeman and Director Jon Turteltaub on the Gene Siskel Film Center Red Carpet

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.11.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Jon Turteltaub, who directed Freeman in Last Vegas, lead the post dinner conversation with Morgan Freeman who not only received the award; but, he received another milestone as well: June 7 was declared Morgan Freeman Day in Illinois by Governor Quinn.

Francesco Carrozzini - Through the Lens (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

Cover shoots for Vogue, music videos for global pop stars, celebrity portraits and the New York Times Screen Tests for T Magazine. This CV sounds like it belongs to an industry veteran, rather than 30-year-old Italian photographer cum filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini.

A Conversation With Scott Rogers

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2014 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

"Your dad makes shoes, you go into the shoe business. Your dad makes shows, you go into show business." -- Scott Rogers Scott Rogers was born into a...

Vimeo Acts As Therapy For Harold and Kumar Director

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media
Shira Lazar

At 32, Todd Strauss-Schulson came up in Hollywood at a time when traditional director gigs for big features were few and far between. After years hust...

Here's Basically Fireplace Porn

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.19.2013 | Comedy

It's about the log. The perfect positioning. The duration of the flame. To be an architect of fire, you must be an artiste -- a true direct...

The Importance of Art Conservation: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.

Muffin Top Movie: Reclaiming the Female Image

Suzette Standring | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Suzette Standring

Muffin top is the bit of blubbery overhang on a woman's mid-riff. Even it is barely noticeable, the female mind expands it exponentially to a monster truck tire. On this natural and normal belt, sadly, self-esteem dangles in despair. Is it possible to reclaim the muffin top as something positive?

Bryan K. Williams: The Master of Five-Star Service

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

I had an opportunity to attend Dr. Williams' vibrant presentation on Five-Star service delivery at the International Spa Association's (ISPA) Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

This Is Completely Insane

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy

All jobs require some sort of audition, but in the competitive world of film, would-be directors must go all out to impress potential employers. Th...

The Maverick: Actor Dylan Baker

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

Boyishly handsome with piercing blue eyes and an enigmatic smile actor Dylan Baker could easily play to type .The talented Mr. Baker delivers dramatic subtle performances of deeply flawed modern men.

The Homegoing Business

Danielle M. Bennett | Posted 07.19.2013 | New York
Danielle M. Bennett

As a kid, raised between Yonkers and Harlem, Davis recalls four funeral homes on the next block. Today, there's only one. The number of black residents is shrinking, and "people coming into the neighborhood don't avail themselves of the professionals that are here," Davis says.

Rob Zombie Answers Reddit's Questions On Lords of Salem, Childhood and His Next Non-Horror Film

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Reddit asked for a Rob Zombie AMA (Ask Me Anything), and while he has yet to jump on the bandwagon, we've got those redditors covered in this segment where we ask the man himself those hard-hitting questions about his past work and Lords of Salem movie.

Director Jon Chu Talks G.I. Joe: Retaliation, 3D Conversion and Bruce Willis' Improv Skills (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu stops by to chat about converting the upcoming film to 3D, working with Channing Tatum and The Rock, and how this film will blow the first out of the water!

Danny Trejo Will Kill You in a Movie if You Donate to This Kickstarter Campaign (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Machete himself, legendary actor Danny Trejo, stops by the What's Trending studio to chat about raising money for his Snap Shot film on, the three Bs of fantastic filmmaking, and the future of his Machete films.

Improv Everywhere the Documentary Premieres at SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Backed by Kickstarter, Adams originally planned to release the film online but as he started meeting more people from the group, he grasped what the movie would really be about, which was the evolution of the group and the creative transitions from text to photo to HD video.