I was invited to attend a preview of the 2016 Television Academy 68th Emmy Awards Governors Ball. I had the opportunity to see, touch, taste and learn about the biggest party in LA. Here's a glimpse -
During the Golden Age, Hollywood actors were basically considered the property of major film studios, making this era a living hell for its most glamorous stars.
Movies can have significant social impact. They can educate, raise awareness, and alter public consciousness. Here are 10 films that took it a step further, inspiring laws, legislation, and politics.
Making Captain America bisexual would be a powerful statement about the strength of the American ideals of "liberty and justice for all" that he represents.
Eight actors have been nominated for Academy Awards® for their performances as Roman Catholic priests. Three won the Oscar®: Spencer Tracy for San Francisco, and Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald for Going My Way. Each of the actors is profiled here, with summaries of their roles and clips from the movies.
With women still fighting for representation today, it may be hard to believe that female-dominated films existed as far back as the 1930s.
Kanab, Utah's long association with Hollywood westerns began in 1924, when portions of "Deadwood Coach", starring Tom Mix, were filmed in this picturesque Utah town.
Although racial diversity in Hollywood leaves something to be desired, people of color have achieved some victories throughout the years.
In 1944, the Academy Award nominations for Best Actor went to Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, Walter Pidgeon, and Mickey Rooney. These five stars played memorable characters in great movies.
So you want to be a film critic? Well here's something to get you started; a general guide to some of the language of film criticism...
Hollywood is the name that conjures up romantic dreams and makes them come true. This hub takes you through the history from the earliest days to the modern dream factory.
Color, sound, remakes, found footage - these are all part of the movie-going experience that we take for granted. Few realize just how far back some of these tropes and innovations go.
Either by showing too much or setting the wrong tone, trailers for movies can affect a movie's success negatively by shaping audience expectations.
Being a background actor is a good way to earn some extra money and gain experience behind the scenes, but be prepared for little pay and long days.
LGBTQ film is often considered a relatively new genre. But these themes have been present in cinema since the silent era, sometimes subtle and sometimes surprisingly overt.
This is the story of someone who can sing, who has this gift, and whose life takes her from one disaster to another, and what always saves her is this gift to sing.
These days, biopics are a common means of Oscar bait, so it's not surprising that the genre goes back to the beginnings of film itself.
The deal between Disney and Fox is expected to close in the first half of 2019, when Disney will scoop up Fox's film and television assets.
Find out what it's really like behind the scenes in Hollywood from someone who's been there. My interview with an actor about what really happens on set and behind closed doors.
Amidst all of the issues surrounding The Wizard of Oz, it has not only overcome numerous obstacles, but has found a permanent place in American movie history.
Have you ever watched the latest Blockbuster Film, and then whilst perusing the closing credits rolling up the screen at the end of the show, been amazed not only at the sheer numbers of personnel required to get the production onto the screen, but also by the sheer strangeness of some of the job titles?; Key Grip Dolly Grip Gaffer Best Boy Clapper Loader Focus Puller Well be puzzled no longer; Read on and all will be explained. It may also bring realisation of the pro
Terminator, Halloween and RoboCop have all recently made the decision to ignore most of the sequels in their respective franchises, instead creating direct sequels to their last critically acclaimed releases. Is this a good idea, or is it putting pandering fan service ahead of creativity?
If you want to know how South Korea’s Entertainment Industry manages to thrive while other SE countries’ stumble, here are 10 things that their country is doing in order to help.
Many people use the MPAA rating scale to help them decide what movies to see. However, does the rating scale do enough to protect children, and does the MPAA have a conflict of interest?
Hollywood is in the nostalgic reboot business, almost to the point where we're only seeing a trickle of original ideas.
Christmas films are a dime a dozen these days. But at some point in history, they were new, unique, and even innovative.
We examine the rich history of Philippine cinema, which has seen artistic highs as well as exploitative "bomba" (erotic) films.
For several days, I worked on one of the greatest television shows ever created, AMC's Breaking Bad. While those three days were not much, it is an experience I wouldn't trade for a lifetime.
The entertainment and film industry are strict on screenplay format, especially the Title page. A screenwriter must adhere to specific stylistic guidelines to format a correct Title page. This includes using the right typeface and font size, correct margins, line spacing, and word spacing. In this special Hub, I show you how to format a correct Title page for your movie or TV spec script.
You have seen it but haven't noticed it. The prop of the same newspaper piece has been recycled time and time again in various non-related movies, TV series and commercials.
Though most films made before 1930 have been lost, these ten have maintained the distinction of being the first known films adapted from books, plays, and short stories.
What do we see watching a movie based on another country's entertainment, with little to no sign of its people in it? Is our perception right or is it culturally biased? And does it matter?
The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is a prestigious honorary award that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has presented to 36 individuals to date. The honorees, selected by the Academy's Board of Governors, are "creative producers" who have demonstrated "a consistently high quality of motion picture production” over the course of their careers. The list of Thalberg Award winners comprises a "who's who" of Hollywood's elite. So far, all honorees have been men.
Hollywood is constantly plagued by casting-what ifs, and it's hard to imagine our favorite film characters portrayed by another actor. This is a list of unbelievable film roles that almost went to someone else.
Judging from the the recent release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, dinosaur movies are a lucrative genre - a genre that goes as far back as the 1910s.
Movies are always memorable and picking top Academy Award winners assures you of movies with style and talent. The year 1972 had some greats.
The red carpet originated in 485 BC and continues to welcome the elite today. Check out 10 dresses that have been graced by a walk on the red carpet and the actresses honored to wear them.
Several decades before The Terminator (1984) and Back to the Future (1985), time-travel movies were already gaining profit and popularity.
What a year for movies and great actors! The Sting, American Graffitti, The Exorcist, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Read about the history of Betamax, VHS, LaserDics, HD DVD, Blu-ray and streaming. Look at the ways people watch movies at home.
Dwight D. Eisenhower as President and "From Here to Eternity" Best Motion Picture. It would seem 1954 was a good year! The Awards and all the films for this year are good ones.
Information on how to obtain free tickets to be in a studio audience for television shows filmed in Toronto.
From silent to soundtrack, follow the story of how music became an integral and significant part of our film experience.
When it comes to film, it's hard not to picture the characters wearing their beloved costumes. Whether it's Marilyn Monroe's iconic flowy white halter dress, Dorothy's gingham getup, or Audrey Hepburn's little black dress, costumes truly resonate with film fans. Here is a list of iconic dresses.
If you saw the Facebook ad for Janet Urban's Career on Fire training and Friends in Film mentor program, read this article by a former FIF member to decide if it's legit or a scam.
In 1938 megastar Clark Gable, Rhett Butler in "Gone With The Wind," was alerted by young actor Lennie Bluett to segregation on the lot during the making of the film, and demanded that it be ended.
The 1948 Oscar nominations for Best Actor recognized excellent performances by Ronald Colman, John Garfield, Gregory Peck, William Powell, and Michael Redgrave.
Movie audiences appear to be tired of YA, losing interest in Star Wars, and are largely averse to character driven independent movies, critics' opinions be damned.
Back when the film industry was just emerging, gender restrictions hadn’t been established yet. Women could freely seize opportunities to work behind the camera.
In case you're planning a horror movie marathon this Halloween, here are a couple more films to add to the watch list.
A brief look at the history of the gangs of New York that inspired the amazing film by Martin Scorsese. This article will detail the real historical events, attitudes, and figures that played a huge role in both history and the film.
"The Best Years of Our Lives" brings the 1947 Academy Awards Ceremony alive. Hosted by jack Benny with a wide range of film genres. It was a wonderful year.
Every year the Academy Award nominations and winners spark a lot of controversy, as many Oscar winners on paper do not match what is in the hearts of the public. Here is a list of when the critics at the Academy Awards really got it wrong!
When sound first came on the scene, filmmakers were eager to take advantage of this new technology to captivate and manipulate audiences in innovative ways.