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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
Dick Pope, BSC Reflects On "Motherless Brooklyn"
Cinematographer Dick Pope, BSC is a two-time Oscar nominee, for Neil Burger’s The Illusionist in 2007 and Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner in 2015. Edward Norton starred in The Illusionist and now Pope finds his latest collaboration with the actor, Motherless Brooklyn (Warner Bros.), in the awards season...
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Clint Eastwood, Paul Walter Hauser Discuss "Richard Jewell," Criticism, Challenges
For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director calls security guard Richard Jewell's story "a great American tragedy," one he's been trying to...
Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
Taylor Kitsch Discusses "21 Bridges," Working With Chadwick Boseman
Actor Taylor Kitsch bristles at the notion that the criminal he plays in the new police drama "21 Bridges," is a cold-blooded killer. He says he worked to find the "emotional beats" of his character, Ray, and tried to understand the reasons he might do some unsavory things. That might be why...
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Mark Ruffalo Delves Into "Dark Waters" With Director Todd Haynes
Mark Ruffalo learned about corporate attorney Rob Bilott, who for 20 years battled DuPont to expose the harmful effects of the chemical PFOA, along with most of the country: In 2016 through an article in The New York Times Magazine. A cold call from a West Virginia farmer in 1998 who believed his...
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Writer-Director Scott Z. Burns Reflects On "The Report"
Scott Z. Burns has worn different industry hats with great aplomb. He was a producer on the Oscar-winning feature documentary An Inconvenient Truth and then its sequel. His writing credits range from director Paul Greengrass’ The Bourne Ultimatum to Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant!, Contagion,...
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
Tony Hale On The Lessons and Karma Learned From "Veep," "Toy Story 4"
Tony Hale is known for getting big laughs for his hilarious facial reactions and physical antics in TV comedies. But for his animated role in the latest "Toy Story" installment, he had to be funny and endearing using only his voice. Hale has earned many fans by playing a morally questionable,...
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2019
Patricia Heaton Discusses Challenges Of Producing, Starring In "Carol's Second Act" On CBS
Patricia Heaton is having a recurring dream she describes as "half prosperity, half panic," in which she and her husband are remodeling a massive apartment in New York City with a squad of designers. Then comes the unsettling part, when she wonders why and how they bought the money pit. Heaton, who...
Friday, Sep. 13, 2019
John Leguizamo Reflects On Emmy Nod, Underrepresentation of Latinos In Films
John Leguizamo is returning to the Primetime Emmy Awards as a four-time nominee, but he'll have to skip class to attend the ceremony. The actor, nominated for his performance in the docudrama "When They See Us," is in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre for a six-week run of his one-man show "Latin...
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019
TV & Comedy Icon Bob Newhart "Becomes"--Doesn't "Turn"--90
Congratulate Bob Newhart on turning 90 on Thursday, and he offers a polite critique in return. "I'm not crazy about the term 'turning,'" he says, chuckling. "Sounds like the leaves are going to fall off. I'm becoming 90." As is true of the best comedians, Newhart is an impeccable wordsmith and has...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
Lisa D’Apolito Reflects On Emmy Nominations For "Love, Gilda"
Lisa D’Apolito is a documentary and branded content director and producer. She started out as an actress in film, theater and television, which included a part in Goodfellas . She went on to producing, making her way to SVP/EP for ad agency FCB Healthcare, and then to starting her own production...