Has the dark roast become coffee's white Zinfandel? "The darker you roast, the more you lose the taste," says Groundworks Coffee owner Ric Rhinehart. "There's dramatic differences that most people…
As Pixar creative topper and now chief creative officer of Walt Disney Feature Animation, John Lasseter has come full circle. The 48-year-old Lasseter got his animation education at Disney-backed…
Walt Ordway just might be the man who invented digital cinema. Not the medium, but the nomenclature, anyway. Ordway was an engineer for Hughes Electronics, which was looking for ways to use satellite…
AMC's Peter Brown wasn't born into the exhibition business, but growing up in Kansas City, he was always aware of Stan Durwood, the influential exec whose father, Edward, founded Durwood Theaters in…
The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and the UCLA Film & Television Archive have received a gift of $750,000 from the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.'s Jan. 17 awards dinner at the Park Hyatt hotel was a film geek's dream evening; a quirky goulash of lengthy homages to film history, peppered with off-the-cuff…
A look at five Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. members and the publications they work for.
Robert Newmyer, producer of films including "Training Day," died Monday morning of a heart attack provoked by asthma while exercising at a health club in Toronto. He was 49. Newmyer, a founder of…
Groundbreaking comic Richard Pryor, who was hailed for his genius but was plagued by personal demons of drugs and alcohol, -- and had suffered from multiple sclerosis for 20 years -- died Saturday at…