At the recent Siggraph conference in Anaheim, there were not one but two panels on the state of the vfx industry. Word on the street was that feature effects production is dead in L.A.
Producer Brent Roske has spent the past few years launching a “West Wing”-inspired web series called “Chasing the Hill” that, to his credit, snagged alum Richard Schiff among its cast members. Now…
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The technology sector lures many Hollywood investors, but also carries risks
Performers including Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z and Ricky Martin appeared for President Obama, and Kid Rock and Meat Loaf stumped for Mitt Romney in the final day of the 2012 presidential race on…
Normally, screening a pilot yields about a page of notes. By contrast, sitting through "Malibu Country," ABC's twangy and rusty Reba sitcom vehicle, produced nothing but an empty pad.
It takes a special breed of real estate agent to understand the housing and commercial needs of the showbiz elite. Twenty pros tell their stories.