Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

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...

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

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...

Friday, Sep. 13, 2019

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...

Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019

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...

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019

Years after "Frozen" came out, some of us still can't walk through our home without accidentally prompting "Let it Go" to erupt from some unseen toy.

Elsa never really left us. But she's back.

If you haven't already been informed by some young girl (or boy) in your life, "Frozen 2...

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019

If filmmaking is a war, then "Apocalypse Now" was very nearly Francis Ford Coppola's Waterloo.

The battles Coppola fought while making his 1979 epic nearly destroyed him. A typhoon wrecked a major set. Harvey Keitel was replaced by Martin Sheen. Coppola searched desperately for an ending...

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019

Earlier this year Steve Singleton, ACE, received an American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Award for Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television on the strength of Bodyguard (Netflix, BBC). This marked both his first ACE Eddie nomination and win.

Bodyguard...

Monday, Jun. 17, 2019

Composer Jeff Beal is a 17-time Emmy nominee, winning the honor five times, including twice for Best Original Dramatic Score on House of Cards (in 2015 and 2017). He has thus far earned four Emmy noms for House of Cards, the first two coming in 2013 and ‘14. Now once again,...

Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2019

Jim Jarmusch and Bill Murray's long-running relationship began, fittingly, with a cup of coffee.

In the early '90s, Jarmusch was walking north on Manhattan's Columbus Avenue ("not my neighborhood," he notes) when he noticed a guy walking toward him. That's Bill bleeping Murray, Jarmusch...

Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019

"Late Night ," a new comedy from Mindy Kaling, establishes itself as a fantasy from the outset. It's about a veteran late night talk show host who is a woman, after all. The film was directed by Nisha Ganatra (who's handled by Chelsea Pictures for spots and branded content).

Emma Thompson...

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