In a city known for its sleight of hand, the studio back lot is still a kind of sorcerer's hat for directors and production designers to create and control the look of a foreign location while…
George Clooney says he has no idea how much of an impact his charitable work and political activism make on the real world outside the bigscreen. But the numbers tell the story.
Bringing in feature-film-quality visual effects on a television production timetable and budget is never easy, but "CSI: Miami" has found a fresh way to make it happen.
When Paula Patton found herself at a table with Jerry Bruckheimer, Denzel Washington, Tony Scott and Val Kilmer, she experienced an out-of-body moment. She was taking part in a "Deja Vu" read-through…
For "Price Is Right" host Bob Barker, reminding his viewers to spay or neuter their dog or cat is just the beginning of his commitment to animal advocacy.
After 35 years as host of "The Price Is Right," Bob Barker is still on his toes. The iconic gameshow host won't sit down during a taping -- even when the show is in commercial breaks -- and insists…
Bye bye, bunny. Today's magicians and illusionists aren't just reaching into hats for rabbits or behind ears for coins at children's birthday parties. It's as though they've decided to use the…
Rather than send Bill Nighy to a motion-capture stage to re-create his perf, visual effects supervisor John Knoll plundered his "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" mo-cap footage during…
To get the arm-flailing just right for the character Chowder as he fell through a haunted room, "Monster House" filmmakers put actor Sam Lerner on a trampoline.
Animated characters often defy the laws of physics as often as any other expectation, so it should come as no surprise that this year's Emmy nominees for animated series honors seem to move in…
It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's ... a superhero we've never seen before. With the success of the "X-Men" and "Spider-Man" films, it's no wonder Hollywood suits are greenlighting original…