The superstars of the 65-and-over set are wandering down unexpected paths these days in a determination to keep their creative lives (and income streams) aloft.
There has been a lot of bad, premature, jump-the-gun, alarmist, report-first-sort-out-the-damage-later reporting in the few days since the bomb blasts that rocked the Boston Marathon.
This has been the issue from time immemorial -- TV's great strength (immediacy) and glaring weakness (images without context). TV news operates in these situations without a net, without an editor.
You think you want overnight success, but you really don't. You want the gradual build, you want fans to embrace you, to become invested in you.
Everyone has in essence been turned (sometimes grudgingly) into their own marketing department, cementing a rapport with an audience designed to extend beyond transitory affiliations like network or…
Today's MGM is a corporate anomaly -- it's either primed for a moment of rebirth or sitting in a holding pattern.
The first message I ever received from Roger Ebert came nearly 20 years ago, in the form of a reply to a fan letter I'd sent him with little hope of hearing back. At the time, I was a high-school…
Roger Ebert is the reason I'm a film critic. In college, just as I was beginning to review films for the school paper, I wrote my idol. His response was encouraging, the start of a conversation that…
Variety's Justin Chang reflects on his first exchange -- a contentious one -- with the late critic, and how Roger Ebert's grace opened the door to deeper discussion and appreciation of film.
That's right: Moneygrubbing, mendacious, self-interested agents are just the thing to rescue the vfx industry.
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Frozen2Daily: $1.7M Cumulative: $140.5M Disney -30.18%
Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace3Daily: $437,117 Cumulative: $6.8M Relativity Media -25.73%