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Celebrating Free Speech Week Through the Lens of the Film and Television Industry

Chris Dodd | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Dodd

This week I have the privilege of serving as the Chairman of Free Speech Week, an annual celebration reminding all of us that most of the freedoms we ...

Director David Dobkin On Wedding Crashers Sequel, Jackie Chan, and Much More!

Quora | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

"We wanted Daniel Craig to be the ultimate wedding crasher, with his sexy body and his speedo, and the two guys would be incredibly threatened by him. He was like the next generation terminator of wedding crashing."

The Life Out Loud: Fostering a Creative Community

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts
MeiMei Fox

I'm not afraid to say, and I say it with zero ego, but when it comes to the dreams of those who choose a life of creating for film, television and the...

13 Rules for a Successful Career

Bernard Hiller | Posted 10.02.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

When students come to see me, they're interested in telling me what they would like to get from me, what they would like me to teach them or what they didn't like from other teachers they've have worked with before.

Larenz Tate Explains Why Black Films Struggle At The Box Office

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices

We’ve all seen movies that feature black stereotypes: the token black friend, the black criminal or the omnipresent angry black woman. Although Holl...

Alena Hall

This 24-Year-Old Left A Budding Film Career To Share Her Love Of Meditation

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living

It was a dream come true for Nickol Kornilova to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but after graduation, the film production care...

So You Want to Get Into the Film Industry? Great Ways to Get Started

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Every year, it never fails that I have one, two or three students dying to major in film and television studies. Right away, I tell them that it is one of the most competitive college majors to get into in the U.S.

'Spray and Pray'

Dave Harvilicz | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Harvilicz

There is a lot of discussion about the future of the film industry. Jeffrey Katzenberg predicted recently at the Milken Conference that movie distribution will be completely reinvented in 10 years from now.

Building a Successful Brand

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

Elton is on top of his game and proves that you really can have it all, on and off the court. Read along and find out what it takes to reach entrepreneurial success and achieve all around greatness.

We Can Keep the Visual Effects Industry Here in the U.S.

Gary A. Olson | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

As the 86th Academy Awards celebrated excellence in the film industry a few weeks ago, hundreds of visual effects professionals converged on Hollywood...

A Bible for Budding Screenwriters

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Dennis Palumbo

Years ago, while in the process of making the transition from Hollywood screenwriter to psychotherapist, I taught classes for UCLA Extension's Writer'...

A Starry Night at the Oscars

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

Jennifer Lawrence, in red this time, fell (sigh) on the red carpet, how perfect. Maybe she thought she would blend with it? This girl was either drunk or has two left feet. I hope she gets the videos of every year she takes a tumble.

Vera Farmiga: On Romance and the Return of Rom-Coms

Brandi Andres | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Brandi Andres

In some small ways, too, these films seemed to help women better understand our interactions with one another, as well as provide a brief introspective peek at our own psyches. Back then, however, it seemed that people were more outwardly cohesive.

7 Of The Best Movies For Grownups

Posted 11.14.2013 | Fifty

Hollywood sees you, older moviegoers. In case you haven't noticed, there have been a slew of films in recent years catering to older viewers on is...

SNHU President Grants Aspiring Film Student $160K and More: Luck and Talent Connect Laura Martinelli and Paul LeBlanc at NFTE Finals

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"She said, 'you'll cover everything?' And I said, 'yes, we'd cover everything.' She got teary, her mother got teary, and next thing you knew, it was a cry fest."

Can Hispanics Save The Film Industry?

PolicyMic | Posted 08.16.2013 | Latino Voices

Hispanic moviegoers have come a long way since the 1997 movie Selena, Jennifer Lopez' first major breakout in Hollywood and a film that grossed over $...

Thank Steve Jobs for Pretty Woman

Gary W. Goldstein | Posted 07.14.2013 | Entertainment
Gary W. Goldstein

It was 1983 and my first film as a producer just lost $80,000 on its opening weekend after roughly zero tickets were sold. I had thrown away my legal career and had no idea how I'd make my way in the film business, but luckily I had my first-ever computer from Apple.

Some More Books: Part 1

James Franco | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

John Gregory Dunne's The Studio is the result of diligent observation he conducted after receiving permission to access any area of Twentieth Century Fox's wide production net in 1968. As with documentary films, here the subject matter does half the work.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Fred Stoller on Fred & Vinnie

Dan Persons | Posted 04.19.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In Fred & Vinnie, comedian and actor Fred Stoller brings amiable, agoraphobic friend Vinnie into his home, and discovers the man's passive-aggressive demeanor and obsessive-compulsive behavior doesn't quite sync with the responsibilities of a show-business professional.

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them

Anne M. Strick | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

Most of us -- perhaps you -- have an almost insatiable interest in all things Hollywood. Often we fantasize -- secretly, perhaps -- about being part of the film business ourselves. But being so seems impossible.

5 New Reasons to Visit New Orleans

Lynn Parramore | Posted 03.25.2013 | Travel
Lynn Parramore

Funky and fascinating New Orleans has seen its share of hard times. After Katrina's destruction in 2005, may wondered how -- or if -- the city could ever recover. More than seven years later, the city has rebuilt many areas and billions of dollars have been pumped into public works and the levee system.

How The U.S. Shapes The Military's Big Screen Image

Agence France Presse | Dan De Luce | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

The CIA and the Pentagon pulled out all the stops for the creators of "Zero Dark Thirty," staging interviews with officials and a Navy SEAL for an ins...

A New Plan to Bring Hollywood Home

Kevin James | Posted 03.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

As an expansion on my initial platform, I am now introducing a new plan to bring entertainment jobs back to Los Angeles. This plan is called the Los Angeles Production Benefit and it brings independent film production and union crews together.

Outsourcing Hollywood, Billions Leave Local Economy, Families Separated

Kevin James | Posted 11.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

One of America's most lucrative exports is entertainment. It wasn't long ago that L.A. was the entertainment capital of the world. But lack of a vision for L.A.'s future by current city leadership has led to the destruction of a local industry.

The Things We Executive Producers Have to Worry About

Andrea Grossman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

It is a truth universally acknowledged that L.A. is a company town. But what happens when we don't know how to navigate the "company" that owns the town?