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Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020
Director Ron Howard Reflects On "Rebuilding Paradise," Chronicling Emotional Toll of Deadly Wildfire
Almost two years since a wildfire swept through his mountain town and virtually wiped it out, Steve "Woody" Culleton got to put the final touches on his new home.
Two redwood trees were planted in the ground, a new lawn and stone patio transformed the once barren yard into a green refuge...
Monday, Apr. 20, 2020
Following the debut of Rebuilding Paradise at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, National Geographic Documentary Films has unveiled its next feature project from acclaimed director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer and Imagine Documentaries. The upcoming documentary will chronicle the...
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
Ron Howard knew Paradise, the northern California town devastated by the most destructive wildfire in California history.
His mother-in-law had lived there and he had visited the town. He had some understanding of its people. Ten days after what became known as the Camp Fire swept...
Friday, Sep. 20, 2019
Brian Grazer says that if weren't for Eminem making eye contact with him during a tense meeting a few years ago, the rap film "8 Mile" probably wouldn't exist.
Getting people to set aside their phones and engage one another and meet eyes has been a priority of late for Grazer, the Oscar-...
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019
Ron Howard recalls seeing his first opera when he was 4 years old. Just don't ask him to tell you much about it.
The budding child star and future director was in Austria with his parents to shoot a movie, and they took him to a performance at the Vienna State Opera House.
Thursday, May. 24, 2018
From Albert Einstein in season one to Pablo Picasso in season two, the bar has been set high for the National Geographic series Genius. Season one earned 10 Emmy nominations last year, including for Best Limited Series. Among the assorted other honors bestowed upon the show was the...
Wednesday, May. 16, 2018
If there's one takeaway from "Solo: A Star Wars Story ," it's that our favorite scoundrel had been through a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia.
Sure, he'd talked up his Kessel Run time and out-maneuvering Imperial ships, but this film contains at least three epic set-...
Thursday, May. 3, 2018
Ron Howard's 40-year directing career almost ended before it began. His first day directing a feature film, the high-octane road movie "Grand Theft Auto," came the day after his 23rd birthday.
"I thought I was going to be fired by lunchtime," remembers Howard. "The second day felt more...
Monday, Apr. 24, 2017
The unparalleled brilliance and puckish wit? Check. The trademark wild mop of hair? Check. The marital infidelity and free-wheeling sex?
Yes, check again for Albert Einstein, who in National Geographic's miniseries "Genius" comes across as a full-blooded, hot-blooded figure who lived by...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
Over the years Oscar-winning (A Beautiful Mind) director Ron Howard has been “disappointed by movie scripts” he’s read about Albert Einstein--perhaps in part because in a two-hour or so time frame they couldn’t capture or do proper justice to the full story of the iconic genius. Still,...