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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?

Hollywood's New Starving Stars

Leo C. Wolinsky | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home
Leo C. Wolinsky

A new generation of young movie producers has appeared on the scene, making low-budget films without the backing -- or interference -- of big studios.

Inflation Indicators Take Biggest Jump Since March, But Economists Aren't Worried

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

Two major indicators of inflation rose last month, but most economists say they aren't worried. Some even say it's a good thing. The Consumer Price...

Why We Should Care Where Our Food Comes From

Malia Cohen | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Malia Cohen

The San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market is a gem nestled in the heart of the Southeast Section of San Francisco. Now that the lease is about to expire, the City is looking to renew the lease with a larger vision for the future.

10 Artistic Jobs With Bright Futures

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.08.2011 | Business

With the country in the middle of a jobs crisis, finding any form of employment is tough, let alone jobs in the arts. It turns out, however, that t...

Chipping Away at the Celluloid Ceiling

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

It would be easy to paint a very grim picture of gender equality in Tinseltown. Statistics don't lie, but the numbers alone do not tell the whole story. We now have women being recognized in almost every category of the Oscars.

2010 (and Here's to 2011)

Nicholas Weinstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nicholas Weinstock

No, dude, I'm not cutting you on line. I'm just saying hi. You don't remember me, do you? I brought that Yahtzee pitch into you a couple months ago.

ASCAP AND MUSIC UNITES PARTNER TO PRESENT ASCAP'S NIGHT SCHOOL

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Music Unites is joining with ASCAP tomorrow night to present "ASCAP's Night School: Publishing 101" the first in a series of four workshop panels deve...

Prediction: Netflix Will Soon Produce Original Content

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Steele

In the world of streaming, Netflix is the undisputed king of prime time. According to the Fall 2010 Global Internet Phenomena report, "In the United ...

Want Some Bug-Killer With That?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

Just because taxpayers have been paying for all that testing doesn't mean they get the facts -- just the facts, nothing but the facts -- about what government scientists have actually found.

Anyone Can Be a (DIY) Producer: Part 3

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

If you really want to make features, just do it. Make one within your means right now, and accept that even once you're done your first, you're still a rookie in the game.