| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Word from Hollywood is that former Baltimore Sun and Washington Post movie critic Stephen Hunter's 1995 novel, "Dirty White Boys," will be the next project for David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the pair behind HBO's hugely successful "Game of Thrones."...
| Apr 12, 2014
A voice called out, "Cameras ready."
Another voice responded, "Sound."
Then a third: "Action."
With that, the Everyman Theatre Film Studios came to life one recent morning. OK, not a real film studio, but awfully close. An upstairs space at Everyman'...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The letter that Media Rights Capital wrote to the House of Delegates some months ago threatening to leave this area should sufficient incentives not become available was surely seen by our legislators as an attempt at strong-arming. As a result, the House...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Netflix's Capitol Hill drama "House of Cards" may receive millions more in tax credits to continue filming in Maryland, now that the General Assembly has agreed to make more funding available. But the local arts community may not like the politics.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Life imitated art recently in Maryland as the producers of "House of Cards" played political hardball with state officials. MRC Productions filmed the first two seasons of the hit series in Maryland, and, evoking Frank Underwood — the ruthless...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Four years ago, when the state's lack of tax incentives sent our local and union film crews off to earn their taxable income in other states, I, having just spent seven months in Detroit working on a very high-budget movie about boxing robots, returned...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Does this house look familiar? Participating in "The Miracle on 34th Street" is a privilege a few friends and I have had for the past two years. Boh and Utz are pretty cute, right?
There was a new addition to the display for 2013 — painted...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:01 AM
The debacle regarding film tax credits at the recent legislative session could potentially cause Maryland to lose one of the finest TV programs around today, and all because of misunderstanding of an industry and reliance on failed history.
| Apr 17, 2014
With "Save the Last Dance" and the shot-in-Baltimore "Step Up," Duane Adler established himself as one of the go-to screenwriters for 21st-century dance movies. But apparently that wasn't enough.
"Make Your Move," a multicultural dance drama with tons...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The once-vacant AMC movie theater space inside Towson Commons that symbolized the downtown building's slide into deterioration a few years ago re-opened Thursday as a glistening, 52,000-square-foot LA Fitness facility.
"This building getting refilled is...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:07 AM
It all started in the kitchen.
That's where Jamyla Bennu first mixed up batches of hair and skin products to give to friends and relatives more than 13 years ago.
Since then, Bennu has refined her creations of organic shea butter and aloe vera juice,...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
During a rather frantic Hollywood party one night in 1933, a film director pontificates on the heavily-laden-with-historic-woe type of actors he wants to portray the slaves in his new antebellum epic.
A black maid named Vera Stark, eager to get into...