The fallout from the 10 deals that shook the entertainment industry continues to reverberate, whether it's talents striking out on their own or the government hitting the studios where they hurt.
'Birth of a Nation,' 1915: Moviemaking's Big Bang. The first American epic and the first box office blockbuster, D.W. Griffith's "Birth" was and remains hugely controversial for its proudly racist…
Steve Who? Coogan? He's not a director? He's an actor? A British actor? Mostly from television? Well, sure, then that's perfect. Let's build a New York Film Festival event around him.
Once upon a time a long, long time ago, back before the film festival circuit exploded in a frenzy of growth, the New York metropolitan area had the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New York Film…
The Dodgers got a new home this season, right here in New York. Not the former Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, of course, but Dodger Theatricals -- which moved into a $23 million Off Broadway complex…
The Yaffa Tea Room on Harrison Street has put Humphrey Bogart on the wall and Sophia Loren on the menu. It's owner Yafa Faro's roundabout way of honoring film culture and by extension, the Tribeca…
The PGA East, little sibling to the Producers Guild of America, has undergone a remarkable growth spurt in recent years, tripling its ranks to nearly 300 active members.
West of Ninth Avenue, in a small Off Broadway theater, a dozen actors came to understand what ensemble acting truly meant: cramming into two dressing rooms and taking only shared bows, no solo…
Everyone who wants to be a star comes to New York, but when they arrive they learn a valuable lesson the hard way -- real estate in this town is expensive and hard to come by.
Among cablers who have taken up the slack in event miniseries, the Sci Fi Channel is a standout. Cabler averaged 4 million viewers over 10 hours with Steven Spielberg's $40 million "Taken" last…
Back in 1986, Magnum photographer Alex Webb published "Hot Lights, Half-Made Worlds," a book filled with tropical Third World pictures.