During a recording session for Disney's "The Muppets," Bret McKenzie asked his session piano player to "stick to the simple chords" when the composition became too intricate.
Directors of 2011's animated features found their sensibilities shaped by their parents, world literature, classic cinema -- and Saturday morning cartoon shows.
Thesp Jessica Chastain and composer Howard Shore are the final additions to the slate of honorees for the 23rd Palm Springs Film Festival. Both will be recognized at a Jan. 7 gala at the Palm Springs…
The American Conservatory Theater will present its inaugural Contributions to the Field Award to Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, the founders and artistic directors of Pasadena's classical…
Christopher Plummer will receive the Modern Master Award at the 27th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at a Jan. 28 ceremony.
Now that nearly every film has its own Facebook page, studios are figuring out how to harness social media more effectively.
European Film Promotion has named 10 young actors it expects to break into the international scene as its Shooting Stars for 2012.
FremantleMedia is collaborating with Japan's Asahi Broadcasting Corp. on a review of ABC's catalog to identify shows that could become global formats.
Hat Trick Intl., the distribution arm of Blighty's Hat Trick Prods., has partnered with India's Miditech to bring improvisational half-hour "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" to the subcontinent.