Mark Feuerstein

  • ‘Les Miserables’ Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21

    Broadway actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste has died after falling off his mother’s fire escape. He was 21. Jean-Baptiste made Broadway history as the understudy for “Les Miserables” character Jean Valjean. When Jean-Baptiste stepped into the role, he became both the youngest actor to do so and the first…

    Variety
  • From disc to device: Under Blu-ray's next Digital Bridge

    The promise of a simple way to watch your DVD and Blu-ray discs on your phone or tablet has long eluded studios. Now the upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray format has a new method called Digital Bridge. Will it work?

    CNET
  • Shooting for Change in Western Sahara

    You can't eat the movies. But the cinema might provide something else for the refugees of Western Sahara.

    Ozy
  • Los Angeles Strikes 2024 Olympic Bid Deal With USOC

    Los Angeles is trying to join London as the second three-time host.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Hackers Up Attacks On Media, Showbiz

    Computer hackers’ efforts to penetrate and disrupt media and entertainment networks were up sharply in the quarter that ended June 30, major Internet security company Verisign reported. Media and entertainment companies represented 20% of Verisign’s work in the quarter to thwart or minimize attacks…

    Deadline
  • ‘Community’ Stunt Coordinator Ben Scott On Choreographing Bits For Laughs – Emmys

    Stunt coordinator Ben Scott has followed up such SAG Award-winning work in X-Men: First Class with his now Emmy-nominated role in the stunts for Yahoo!'s Community. The comedy came with a certain set of challenges. "This one scene we did required one of our leads to wear six, good-sized bullet…

    Deadline
  • Justin Timberlake and Jonathan Demme Join Forces for Concert Film

    Pop prince Justin Timberlake has teamed up with director Jonathan Demme for a film about Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour. According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Demme shot Timberlake’s final stop on the 134-date tour on Jan. 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “It’s very…

    Variety
  • 4 Ways Quentin Tarantino Changed the Way Movies are Made

    Over his lengthy career, Quentin Tarantino has proven himself to belong in an elite tier of directors. In doing so, he's changed filmmaking as we know it forever.

    The Cheat Sheet
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    California High School Invites Tom Hanks to Homecoming

    Students at Kerman High School have started a social media campaign to get the Hollywood A-lister to attend their Tom Hanks movie-themed school dance.

    ABC News Videos
  • Mill Valley Film Festival to Debut Two Films

    The California Film Institute has announced that the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival will host the world premiere of “A Light Beneath Their Feet” and the U.S. premiere of “Angelica.” The films will both debut on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the CineArts Sequoia in Mill Valley, Calif., and will be followed…

    Variety
  • A Rock-Star Myth, Now Available for EDM

    “Sounds have souls,” the wise DJ James (Wes Bentley) tells his apprentice, Cole (Zac Efron), midway through the surprisingly watchable new drama We Are Your Friends. He says this not to assert the soulfulness of the computerized whooshing and burbling and thumping sounds that power the electronic…

    The Atlantic Wire (RSS)
  • Patrick Stewart: Starz's 'Blunt Talk' Is a "Liberating Experience"

    "A lot of people have been saying, 'Patrick Stewart doing comedy, that doesn't seem right,'" Stewart tells THR. He shares why the show has been a "delightful and very creative experience."

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ Casts Ryan Simpkins

    Ryan Simpkins is joining Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the New Line comedy “The House,” in which she’ll play their teenage daughter. Ferrell and Poehler will portray parents who lose the money intended to pay for their daughter’s college tuition and open an underground casino out of desperation.…

    Variety
  • The Trump Monster from the GOP's Id

    Who remembers the 1956 science fiction classic, Academy Award-nominated film, Forbidden Planet, featuring the likes of Walter Pidgeon and Robby the Robot? To the sci-fi aficionado, it was in a league of its own and according to Gene Roddenberry an inspiration for the Star Trek franchise.Do you…

    Huffington Post
  • Armie Hammer Joins Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’

    Armie Hammer is in talks to join the ensemble of Tom Ford’s next pic “Nocturnal Animals,” starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are also on board to star, with Ford writing, producing and directing. Focus Features is handling worldwide distribution after…

    Variety
  • DC Entertainment Chief Diane Nelson expands role at Warner Bros.

    Diane Nelson, who oversees Warner Bros.' DC comics and games division, is expanding her role in the Burbank studio.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Rebekah Brooks Will Return To Pre-Scandal Perch At News Corp UK: Reports

    Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch appear to be thisclose again. British press reports Friday said that Brooks has agreed to return to her former post as head of News Corp’s newspaper division, and News Corp wasn’t denying it: “As we ‎have said, we have been having discussions with Rebekah Brooks…

    Deadline
  • Director Alex Gibney Compares Steve Jobs to James Brown

    Four years after his death, the fascination with Steve Jobs continues, this time through the lens of Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney in his latest documentary for Magnolia Pictures, “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.” “He was a little bit like James Brown in the sense that he was a…

    Variety