Shari Springer Berman was walking down a street here one sweltering summer night in 1988 when a sight took her aback: Out of nowhere, a passerby was being clubbed by a policeman.
About seven years ago, the former record producer Alan Elliott received a call from Sydney Pollack. The director was very ill, and he had a request of Elliott, who had done some early work with Pollack on the filmmaker's unfinished 1972 Aretha Franklin concert movie at Warner Bros.
More than 40 years ago, the late director Sydney Pollack began a movie about the recording of Aretha Franklin’s live double album “Amazing Grace” at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
The arrest of Steve-O this weekend over a anti-SeaWorld stunt is hardly the only time the “Jackass” veteran has found himself, er, swimming in hot water.
One of the great joys of being a fan of Hollywood--or Broadway, pro sports, music or underwater basket-weaving, for that matter--is the arrival of a new talent. The idea that someone has come along whom we'd never heard of before is exciting, far more exciting than the notion of someone we long...
The last few years have brought a spate of films about the civil rights movement, with the Birmingham campaign in Alabama, the Selma-to-Montgomery marches and some plucky Mississippi maids all taking center stage in Hollywood.
Peter Pan has been riding a wave on TV and Broadway over the last few years, generating solid ratings and ticket sales. Now the film business, longer of process but bigger of scope, will make its first of the present-moment forays when “Pan,” an origin story from Warner Bros. and director Joe Wright,...
Screenwriters can feel they’re on the margins in today’s Hollywood, rewritten endlessly and pushed down on the credit line. The Gotham Awards made a small effort to reverse that trend Thursday when it announced that it has created a new screenplay prize.