UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and USC School of Cinematic Arts announced Wednesday that they will team up once again for the fifth annual Transforming Hollywood: The Future of Television conference. The event, presented by the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation, will take place April 4… Read more »
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Kate Lyn Sheil and John Gallagher Jr. give excellent performances in Zachary Wigon’s impressive debut.
The news of Anne Sweeney’s pending departure as Disney/ABC TV Group topper has stirred up a hornet’s nest of rumor and speculation about what happens next — and what it means for ABC. ABC Entertainment Group chief Paul Lee has already been the subject of snarky gossip in TV circles about his being on thin… Read more »
As pre-production on Batman vs. Superman gets underway in Michigan, Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons has revealed that director Zack Snyder is still putting the finishing touches on the story. “The script isn’t entirely finished,” he said in a new interview, adding that he has read an earlier version. As for Ben Affleck, Irons says he’s rather… Read more »
Carla Gugino has been tapped for the female lead opposite Dwayne Johnson in New Line’s disaster pic “San Andreas.” Alexandra Daddario is on board to play their daughter with Brad Peyton directing. “The Conjuring” scribes Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes wrote the most recent draft. A previous draft was written by Carlton Cuse. Jeremy Passmore… Read more »
HBO’s long-gestating rock ‘n’ roll drama project — from the power quartet of Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, George Mastras and Terence Winter — has tapped Juno Temple for a key role. Temple will play an ambitious assistant at the record label run by Bobby Cannavale’s character in the drama set against the backdrop of New… Read more »
Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” easily captured the top spot on both national home video sales charts the week ending March 9, outselling Best Picture Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave,” from 20th Century Fox, by a margin of more than 4 to 1, Nielsen data shows. And that’s not counting a two-pack combining… Read more »
Technicolor’s Tim Sarnoff is shifting roles, becoming president of the company’s new Production Services division. Technicolor also announced that Claude Gagnon is taking on the role of senior VP, content solutions and industry relations. Gagnon will lead Technicolor’s technology initiatives in support of the creative community and consumer electronics licensees in the areas of color science,… Read more »
The latest documentary exploration of a particularly fertile region in the history of American music, “Take Me To the River” compensates for a lack of originality and depth with no shortage of infectiously joyful celebration.
Margaret Brown’s latest is a complex, deeply sobering appraisal of the fallout from the BP oil spill.