| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK -- Can money solve a Hollywood gender imbalance?
That's the question posed by a new film fund that aims to boost the number of female directors.
The fund, called Gamechanger Films, will exclusively finance movies directed by women, The...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Megan Ellison made a serious splash last year as a major Hollywood player with "Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Master" through her Annapurna Pictures.
She's remained on the radar this year thanks to "Spring Breakers," Spike Jonze's "Her," David O. Russell'...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"Iron Man 3," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Pacific Rim" and "Game of Thrones" led the pack with three noms each as the Hollywood Post Alliance announced its 2013 nominees.
Marvel's Shane Black pic nabbed three nominations and Guillermo del Toro's monster-...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:30 AM
And the hits just keep on comin'....
The already crowded best-pic race got another contender as Universal screened "Lone Survivor" to the industry Wednesday night at the TV Academy in North Hollywood. The work of writer-director Peter Berg, the actors...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
America Abroad Media bestowed Bollywood multihyphenate Aamir Khan, helmer Kathryn Bigelow and the Intl. Center for Nonviolent Conflict with its inaugural awards Oct. 28 in Washington, D.C.
"America Abroad," a radio program distributed by Public Radio...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Danish thesp Pilou Asbaek ("A Hijacking") and Swedish actor David Dencik ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy") have joined the cast of Mikkel Norgaard's dark-edged crimer "The Absent One," the sequel to cold-case thriller "The Keeper of Lost Causes."
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
TORONTO -- It's fitting that the Toronto International Film Festival opened its 2013 edition Thursday night with the Wikileaks drama "The Fifth Estate."
That's true because the Bill Condon movie about Julian Assange is an elaborate Hollywood...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51.
The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
| Feb 17, 2013
Here, in alphabetical order, are 10 places I'd like to see in 2013. Several are cities, one is a state, three are entire nations, and all have interesting things happening in the weeks and months ahead. Will I get to them all? Probably not.
But if I...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:12 AM
Should unexpected pleasures be so unexpected around here anymore? A visit to South Florida by Steve Martin, banjoist? Mike Tyson at the Arsht Center? A family-style scavenger hunt in Wilton Manors? New Kids on the Block … anywhere? Nothing should...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:30 PM
In 1945 Raymond Chandler wrote a screed against Hollywood, and Hollywood screenwriting, for the Atlantic Monthly. "An industry with such vast resources and such magic techniques should not become dull so soon," said the man who later characterized his...