Michael's true superstardom began with "Thriller," produced by Quincy Jones in 1982, which became the biggest-selling record album of all time. Michael had seen my film "An American Werewolf in…
The play "Fences" is about a family, and we became a family under director Lloyd Richards' tutelage at Yale, where we could relax and be ourselves as the characters. I spoke to Lloyd about the play…
"Rachel Getting Married," "Stop-Loss," "The Wrestler" and "Finding Amanda" drew the top feature film noms for the 2009 Prism Awards, which recognize movies and TV programs that address issues…
Ray Charles was a wonderful songwriter, but his most famous songs, except for "What'd I Say," were not his own. He had that unique talent that all great singers possess: He could recognize a great…
Benelux kidvid giant Studio 100 is opening an animation studio in Paris.
Today, I heard more about the Keep a Child Alive work that Alicia Keyes is doing. I went to Alicia's program in Africa. I saw her work firsthand. I love the way that she is the front end for that.
We are the World" is so powerful. It became something that others have tried to copy, but nobody, no one, can repeat what Quincy Jones did. I first met Quincy Jones shortly after the assassination of…
I was speaking in high schools in Nashville when Oprah was a teenager. Oprah attended one of the speeches. I said that "excellence is a weapon."
Columnists and commentators have an annoying way of overreaching to connect pop culture with political trends.
What exactly is arthouse? Whatever it is, it enjoyed a big boost in Germany last year.
In a whopping seven-figure buy, Warner Bros. has nabbed "Inception," a script written by Christopher Nolan as his next directing vehicle.