A Japanese court last week fined three pic pirates a total of $376,500 for violations of the Organized Crime Punishment Law -- the first fines under that law for intellectual property theft.
Pilar Revuelta's film roots, working on short films with friends, are more collegial than academic. "We did it on the weekends and everyone did a little bit of everything," she remembers. "It's kind…
Women are a common sight in some parts of post-production, but not in sound bays. That makes Anna Behlmer's success even more notable. Twenty years and nearly 100 films after her first feature sound…
Funny lady, Allison Jones. Just don't ask her to tell a joke. "Personally, I have no talent for making people laugh," she says. "Thank God you don't have to be funny to work in comedy."
With "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final installment in the bestselling series having just hit the streets in record-setting numbers (each preceding book reached No. 1 on…
Move over, Diane Warren, Kara DioGuardi is on a roll. When she shared BMI's songwriter of the year honors in May, it only solidified her rep as one of the decade's top tunesmiths.
After landing the highest post ever held by a woman at the Wall Street Journal, Joanne Lipman did the unthinkable: She left.
When Jane Friedman walked into the Rainbow Room in New York recently, all eyes turned to record her arrival. The HarperCollins president-CEO wasn't the only high-profile exec in attendance; the room…
Korean critics call Jeon Do-yeon a chameleon: able to lose herself so completely in a character that she's virtually unrecognizable. Her first two roles, in the wildly successful melodramas "The…
In our new-millennium media rush, clearly there's been some redistricting going on in the hot-air vortex, where comedians are solicited for their worldviews and celebrity-mania flashes on appearance…