Amy Poehler's numerous annual galas have become linchpins of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation's fundraising efforts -- the most recent of which, an Emmy "losers" afterparty, raised more than $30,000.
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When Kent Jones took the reins of the New York Film Festival last year from its leader of 25 years, Richard Pena all eyes were focused on how his stewardship would shift the tenor, tone and aesthetic…
Transmedia may be a nouveau buzzword, but at the New York Film Festival the term sits alongside established genres like documentaries, retrospectives and restored masterpieces in the fest's sidebar…
Three years ago the actor-producer created the Kevin Spacey Foundation to train emerging talent in the performing arts. The foundation enlists experienced mentors and provides scholarships and grants…
New York University's Tisch School of the Arts is famed for its MBA/MFA program, which has churned out several Oscar winners. Ang Lee, Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese are all alums.
BookPals (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a national program administered by the nonprofit Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Its goal is to foster students' imagination and connection to…
A "Cars" spinoff so overrun with broad cultural stereotypes that it should come with free ethnic-sensitivity training for impressionable kids.
New Locarno artistic director Carlo Chatrian hasn't reinvented the wheel, but it's clear he's keen on adding luster to the Swiss event with a promisingly diverse lineup for its 66th edition.
A Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas.
From agents to TV executives to Internet provocateurs, and digital mavens to film producers and creatives, these are the New Yorkers who are revitalizing Gotham's rich showbiz legacy.