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Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017
Actress Chante Adams had just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University when she got a call from a casting agent who wanted her to audition to be the lead in the Roxanne Shante biopic "Roxanne, Roxanne." Adams had no feature credits to her name and a background in theater. But the agent saw...
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
Instead of romantic proposals and engagement rings, the commercials trying to sell a new generation on diamonds show young couples rolling around on a bed, arguing in a car and even questioning whether they'll ever marry.
The ads are one way the diamond industry is trying to reach...
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
Among composer Nicholas Britell’s notable credits prior to director/writer Barry Jenkins’ recently released, lauded feature Moonlight is the score for director Adam McKay’s Oscar-nominated film The Big Short. Britell’s music was also featured prominently in the Best Picture...
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016
At the heart of Warren Beatty's long-in-the-making "Rules Don't Apply" is a burgeoning but forbidden romance between a pair of wide-eyed young adults, freshly plucked from their traditional upbringings and thrust into the capricious world of Howard Hughes and 1958 Hollywood. Serving as distant...
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016
As an action star, Jackie Chan never expected to get an Oscar.
So he considers receiving an honorary Academy Award from the film academy's Board of Governors his proudest professional achievement.
Chan will accept his Oscar statuette Saturday at the eighth annual Governors Awards....
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
Having been nominated for the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it made its world premiere, and then going on to win a Festival Favorite Audience Award at SXSW, Gleason continues to collect accolades, the latest of which include five nominations...
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Just a couple of months ago, Margaret Johnson was promoted from partner/executive creative director to chief creative officer of Goodby Silverstein & Partners. She became the agency’s first woman CCO. The shop’s founders and co-chairmen Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein remain involved in the...
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
Hugh Laurie warmly recalls "House" and the flawed physician he played as artful combinations of tragedy and comedy.
Laurie is returning to TV as a medical man, this time a disillusioned forensic psychiatrist, in "Chance," Hulu's 10-episode series based on Kem Nunn's critically acclaimed...
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016
For Chris Stangroom, VP, sr. sound designer/engineer of New York-based HOBO and the supervising sound editor on the new Netflix documentary feature Amanda Knox, his work on the new film features what he calls “musical” sound design. “The sound design plays off of pitches and timbre to...
Monday, Oct. 10, 2016
As more people watch TV over the internet, the entertainment industry has "to get on board with it," said Roger Lynch, the CEO of Sling TV.
Sling, which is owned by satellite TV company Dish Network, was one of the first services to offer packages of popular cable channels over the...