Friday, Aug. 6, 2021

One DP continues her longstanding collaborative relationship with a director she met in film school, their latest teaming yielding a much anticipated musical.

Another came together with a director for the first time as they embraced a feature approach for an ambitious streaming platform...

Wednesday, Jul. 7, 2021

For "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the inspirations for art and philanthropy are inextricably linked. 

On Wednesday, Miranda is announcing a series of donations to organizations that serve immigrants, whose experiences are central to the new film version of his hit Broadway...

Saturday, Jun. 19, 2021

Every year, Hollywood inevitably comes under criticism for its lack of racial diversity. But another lesser-known yet still pervasive problem also resurfaces: the lack of diversity in skin tone.

It happened again with "In the Heights," a big-budget film based on the musical created by Lin...

Sunday, Jun. 13, 2021

Just when a party was poised to break out in movie theaters, the below-expectation debut of "In the Heights" dampened Hollywood's hopes of a swift or smooth recovery at the summer box office. 

Jon M. Chu's exuberant adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical opened with a modest...

Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2021

The 20th Tribeca Festival  is aiming to not just rebuild itself after its 2020 edition was largely scuttled by the pandemic, but to help revitalize its hometown. 

This year's Tribeca, which opens Wednesday with Jon M. Chu's adaption of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical "In the Heights," ...

Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2021

As a student at Wesleyan, Lin-Manuel Miranda began writing what would become "In the Heights," the musical that would launch him as a playwright and performer and that would lead, two decades later, to Jon M. Chu's upcoming lavish big-screen adaptation. He was motivated, like any confident young...

Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021

"I am Usnavi and you prob'ly never heard my name," declares bodega owner Usnavi at the start of "In the Heights," Lin-Manuel Miranda's contagiously joyous ode to his beloved Washington Heights neighborhood. "Reports of my fame are greatly exaggerated."

Um … maybe not for long. Projects by...

Wednesday, May. 19, 2021

From LeBron James sharing the court with Bugs Bunny to Dom Toretto and the "Fast & Furious" crew going where no car has gone before, this summer has something for every kind of movie fan. 

Some of the directors of the biggest films of the season, including "F9," "The Suicide Squad"...

Tuesday, May. 18, 2021

After more than a year of benching its biggest spectacles, Hollywood is ready to dazzle again.

From "F9" and "In the Heights" to "The Suicide Squad" and "Black Widow," there will be a steady stream of blockbusters populating multiplexes across the country for the first time since March...

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new "Matrix" movie, "Godzilla vs. Kong" and the Lin-Manuel Miranda adaptation "In the Heights" — will stream on HBO Max at the same...

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