"Crazy Heart" ended up touching T. Bone Burnett in "far more ways than I could have imagined."
"War is hell!" Patton famously declared. Had he been a cinematographer, the general might also have viewed war as occasionally surreal or laced with black comedy and satire.
Rising star Petra Korner is something of a rarity -- a successful female cinematographer in what is, after a century of cinema, still essentially a boys' club.
When Jonathan Sela says he's spent "most of my life on sets, starting when I was 14," he's not exaggerating. Born in Paris, he grew up in Israel "working as an electrician, then as a gaffer, and then…
With a great eye for landscapes that perfectly underscore the human drama being played out in the foreground, German cinematographer Sebastian Edschmid has quickly become a favorite of such German…
Chicago has long been known for its vibrant, diverse acting community, which also is the largest talent pool away from New York and Los Angeles.
Many of Chicago's native sons and daughters have returned home to produce, shoot or act after they've made their mark in Hollywood.
Illinois boasts select institutions that offer technical and artistic education in theater, film and media.
A look at this year's top contenders for the documentary shorts race.
Top-rated "Wizards of Waverly Place" may be a starring vehicle for Disney "It" girl Selena Gomez, but its appeal also rests on the shoulders of actors David Henrie (20) and Jake T. Austin (15), who…
Thanks to his breakout Fox hit "Glee," Ryan Murphy not only has his finger on the pulse of the youth market -- he has it firmly by the throat, so to speak. The exuberant song-and-dance comedy…