Santa Barbara became a movie town in 1912, when the American Film Co., aka the Flying A, set up shop there. The studio began cranking out shorts at a rapid pace, producing an estimated 1,200 silent…
TV directors discuss the myriad challenges of directing period pieces
Jim Carrey's perf in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" may be on voters' radar based on the pic's critical reception and its star's out-of-the-box dramatic work.
Since the SAG voting committee comprises a different collection of thesps than the actors branch at the Academy, it's surprising how similar their selections really are.
Karl Malden not only showed solidarity in reel life, from his Oscar-nominated, longshoreman-friendly Father Barry in "On the Waterfront" (1954) to his acclaimed if short-lived 1980 performance as a…
No less than Warren Beatty once claimed, "The Golden Globes are fun. The Oscars are business."
A brief guide to how wartime politics and experiences influenced the Oscars through the years.
As new Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn settles in to the job, he says keeping production in the city and Southern California is one of his top priorities.
They played in sleazy theaters on the bad side of town before the video industry and then the Internet co-opted the sexploitation biz. They had titles such as "Thar She Blows," "Daughters of the…
Robert Wise was a film editor who had assembled Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" and "The Magnificent Ambersons" when he joined the forerunner of the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Directors…
When actor-turned-playwright-turned screenwriter Garson Kanin and actress-scribe Ruth Gordon wrote on their own, each could come up with nifty characters, snappy palaver and a great fix to resolve or…