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Why The Bachelor Is Scarily Similar to The Hunger Games

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Nikki Gloudeman

By forcing real people to follow a script, market-tested for success, and turning the audience and media against anyone who dares defy that script, the puppet masters of reality TV have made us choose a thirst for entertainment over compassion for real lives at stake.

The Producer's Work: An Interview With Denis Friedman

Marcin J. Sobczak | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marcin J. Sobczak

We do know that the producers are a group of outstanding, creative and charismatic personalities. That is why we would like to introduce to you The Producer's Work!

'The Ninth Circle' Author Brendan Deneen Talks About His Circus-Themed Horror Novel

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Lion tamers, a bearded lady, sword swallowers and more: Brendan Deneen's The Ninth Circle has it all and stands apart as one of the most fascinating and unique books to hit shelves in a long time.

UK's Ruder Than Rude Boys: Rudimental!

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

A few hours before another SOLD OUT show -- this time at Terminal 5 on Manhattan's westside, I had a very engaging conversation backstage with half of Rudimental's foursome -- Amir and Piers, who were casually kicking back in their dressing room.

Ruling Galaxies But Not Countries: New Research on Women in Film

David Kleeman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
David Kleeman

Worldwide, across about 5,800 speaking or named characters, roughly 69 percent were male and 31 percent female. Fewer than a quarter of the films had a female lead

Charlie Sheen Wants To Return To 'Two And A Half Men'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment

#Winning? More like #Confusing. Charlie Sheen confirmed to Ryan Seacrest that he's planning a return to "Two and a Half Men," but the rockstar from Ma...

The Business of Music: Understanding 4 Distinct Revenue Streams for Songwriters

Amy Oraefo | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Amy Oraefo

Being exposed to revenue streams will better equip a songwriter or producer of their rights within the music industry. Once the content creator possesses adequate knowledge of their rights, they can move forward with capitalizing on their talents.

Standing At The Gates: An Interview With Addie Johnson Talbott

Jody Christopherson | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

"We really follow the leads of the artists we admire and love, and we trust them. I'm most excited by a producing system that puts artists at the center."

Hell Yeah! to Produced By Conference

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

If you're an emerging producer (who perhaps also writes, directs, acts, etc.) who lacks not in passion but sometimes in direction and focus, Produced By Conference should be a "Hell Yeah!" for you each June.

News That Isn't News

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.07.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Unfortunately we have reached a time when ratings are far more important than facts and we will continue to suffer from that until we go back to the pre-Reagan days when stations could lose their licenses for their misdeeds.

Redford's LIFE Is His Oscar -- the Academy Can Keep Theirs

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Look at the man. The man, not the movie star. What we know of him anyway--he's done a great job of staying out of the tabloids and such, so we only know him by his work. And good work it has been, from his love of the "craft" of movie making to his tireless campaign to save the whole damned planet.

The Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence is Deafening

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact
Tanya Young Williams

As a very vocal advocate for the eradication of domestic violence, I am greatly frustrated by the apparent indifference our culture has towards domestic violence and the cancerous destruction it has on our families.

Where Music and Style Meet: The Christian Rich Brand

Rai Mensah | Posted 10.13.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

Christian Rich, the production team duo creating a name for themselves within music and style. From DJ sets at the Stussy store to touring Europe, these twin brothers always incorporate a unique sense of style when performing.

Sunnyside of the Doc: Cultural Exception Also Applies to Documentary

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

What differentiates the annual French documentary festival Sunnyside of the Doc from other festivals and markets, is its international reach.

'Produced By' Embracing the New Abnormal

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I attended Produced By Conference this past weekend on the 20th Century Fox lot. For the past few years, Produced By has been one of my favorite entertainment industry conferences.

Broadway Producer/Writer Brings Classic Film to Stage

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

Sometimes there is that movie that reaches out and grabs us and we may be ashamed when someone asks about your favorite movie. For me, that is the 1980 film Somewhere in Time: a romantic tale of time-crossed lovers. Now Ken Davenport is bringing that story to the stage as a musical.

Digital Hollywood and the Role of Content Creators

Anna Wilding | Posted 05.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Anna Wilding

The art of writers, producers, directors, still photographers, and artists (or "content creators" as we are now ubiquitously called), has become somewhat devalued in this age and ease of digital data gathering resulting in more often than not, poorly made, dumbed down content creation.

Are Lebanese J-schools graduating functional illiterates?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.07.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

This is a summary of a commentary that appeared in the third issue of Middle East Media Educator. I'm disheartened, but not surprised, by comments f...

Catch-Up: Passion, Fashion, People, Places, Productions & Lessons (PHOTOS)

Jill Lynne | Posted 12.16.2012 | New York
Jill Lynne

Voila! It's been awhile since we connected but... here we are beginning an exciting new autumnal season. By the far the BEST (and most meaningful) ...

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?

Mike Hogan

Indie Film Producers Battle Small Budgets With Big Dreams

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Hogan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment

It is February. It is the Academy Awards (your first time at the Academy Awards). Christopher Plummer is favored to win an Oscar for a ripe performanc...

Produced By Conference Is A Notch Above

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Abe Schwartz

What I love about the Produced By Conference is just how much ground it covers. It doesn't matter if you've yet to produce your first feature, there will be panels and workshops that should be of tremendous value.

Don Dixon: Songwriter, Producer, Musician in Living Stereo

Ruth Gerson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

Don Dixon has shaped many lives. Over and over, he has uncovered and helped to develop talent -- including REM, The Smithereens, The Counting Crows, Hootie and The Blowfish.

Happy Hollywood 2011

Nicholas Weinstock | Posted 02.14.2012 | Comedy
Nicholas Weinstock

PRODUCER: Hey, look who it is: Exec of the Year. I thought I might run into you at one of these holiday things. EXECUTIVE: This is our Christmas party. How did you get on the lot?

An Insider's Guide to Movie Credits

Rick Schwartz | Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

Credits. Everyone sees them on posters, in advertisements and on screen, but nobody is quite sure what they mean. As a producer, it's the question I get asked more frequently than any other -- especially by my mother: Who are all those people, and what do they do?