George Lucas joined with playwright Tony Kushner, director-writer Elaine May and musician Herb Alpert at the White House on Wednesday as President Obama awarded them with National Medals of the Arts…
Medal Of Honor
The 40th annual Student Academy Awards honored 16 students from various universities on June 8, with USC and the U. of Texas, Austin among top winners. Former Student Academy Award winner (1978) and…
"Being presented with the Actors Fund Medal of Honor tonight is especially meaningful, because Meryl Streep hasn't got one of these....yet," Robert De Niro said at the April 25 gala in Gotham.
The most formidable protagonist in videogames is a 21-year-old woman who must protect her friends and fight off well-armed enemies hell-bent on dispatching her. The game is "Tomb Raider," launched…
The problem starts with the first word a director utters on a set. He shouts "action." He doesn't shout "dialogue." There is an expectation of movement, not words. The boundaries of that movement…
The AMPAS board of governors has voted to give visual effects supervisor and director of photography Bill Taylor the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation.
The French are catching the "Mad Men" phenom.
Six years after his impressive feature debut, "Maria," Romanian-born, German-raised helmer Calin Peter Netzer returns with a less stygian riff on his native country's post-Ceausescu woes. Buoyed…
Despite its talk of amputation, imprisonment and torture, "Beyond Glory" is an uplifting play. Adapted from Larry Smith's book, which collects interviews with two dozen recipients of the…
"Yankee Doodle Dandy" is rah-rah, rousingly American and great box office, no matter how you slice it. It's a tribute to a grand American gentleman of the theatre - George M. Cohan - whose life and…
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