French food and French wine are de rigueur accompaniments for Gallic cinema, so for the last few years, the City of Lights, City of Angels fest has partnered with the Club Culinaire of French Cuisine…
Guy McElwaine, long one of Hollywood's top agents and studio execs, died Wednesday in Los Angeles after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71.
Abby Mann, Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Judgment of Nuremberg," died Tuesday of heart failure in Beverly Hills. He was 84.
A few years ago, it felt as though drive-in theaters were fading into oblivion, if they weren't there already. From the 1970s to the '90s, thousands closed, often due to rising land values that were…
Chains are gaining ground in bringing full-service food and drinks to theaters, as Landmark, Muvico, Sundance and Pacific Theater's ArcLight expand further into the premium complex market.
Roy Scheider, who was Oscar nominated for "The French Connection" and for "All That Jazz," but best known for his role as the fearless police chief in "Jaws," died Feb. 10.
Like many entertainment journalists, L.A. Times reporter Mary McNamara has had to find ways to parse the Oscar race from every conceivable angle for an unending stream of kudos stories. One year, she…
The Palm Springs Film Festival wrapped Sunday, with award winners announced at a Sunday brunch. Festival director Darryl Macdonald said the 19th edition was the biggest ever, bringing in more than a…
An eclectic group of film lovers swarms Palm Springs each year, resulting in some 120,000 admissions for the city's 19-year-old fest.
Frank Capra Jr., the producer son of director Frank Capra who helped establish the film business in North Carolina, died Dec. 19 of prostate cancer in Philadelphia. He was 73.
The Palm Springs Film Festival has tagged the cast of "Hairspray" for its ensemble performance award, complemented by a free outdoor sing-along screening of the musical.