Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

The first time he cut a feature--Whiplash--for director Damien Chazelle, Tom Cross, ACE wound up winning the Best Editing Oscar. The second film on which they collaborated, La La Land, yielded another Oscar nomination for the editor. And now Cross has again teamed with Chazelle...

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Besides being the creator of notable shows including Catastrophe (Amazon and U.K.’s Channel 4, co-created with Rob Delaney), Divorce (HBO), and Pulling (BBC, co-created with Dennis Kelly), Sharon Horgan has also brought life to creative business environments that...

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

The "Making a Murderer" filmmakers were in many ways in a race against the clock to make part two of their series, now available on Netflix.

"We were in postproduction from day one," said Moira Demos. "We were shooting and editing and shooting and editing and finding the story as we went...

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Jonah Hill has always wanted to direct. He worships filmmakers and has treated what he describes as an "accidental" but "wonderful" 15-year acting career as a partial film school, learning from people like Bennett Miller, who directed him in "Moneyball" and Martin Scorsese on "The Wolf of Wall...

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is a film about Lee Israel, a biographer who started a side hustle writing fake letters as Noel Coward, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Parker and other deceased luminaries and selling them to collectors. Part cautionary tale, part celebration of this unapologetic literary...

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

Mochi — a pillowy, Japanese rice dough — has been around for centuries. But now it's one of the fastest-selling items in your grocery's freezer aisle.

The popularity of the bite-sized treats is due in part to The Mochi Ice Cream Co. The company was founded three years ago after the...

Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018

As in his TV series "This Is Us," jubilant and catastrophic events tend to cluster for Dan Fogelman. Days before his latest and most ambitious movie, "Life Itself," opens in theaters, and the third season of his hit NBC show premieres, Fogelman's house was robbed. The thieves returned later the...

Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2018

Chloe Sevigny has been trying to do a fresh take on the Lizzie Borden tale for over a decade.

A fateful trip to the house in Fall River, Massachusetts, convinced her to look at Borden's life through a different, more empathetic lens, pulling back the curtain on the suffocating...

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018

Lynda La Plante's 1980s British crime series "Widows" had a curious hold of filmmaker Steve McQueen as a 13-year-old boy.

The show was about a group of women who, after their criminal husbands are killed, band together to pull off the raid their dead spouses had planned. The women were,...

Monday, Aug. 27, 2018

David Christopher, who runs AT&T’s wireless and entertainment businesses, has a bird’s eye view of how streaming media and video are evolving.

AT&T recently completed its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, a deal designed to help traditional media companies compete better with...

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