| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:30 AM
One in a series of occasional articles about the lives and careers of character actors in Hollywood.
Fred Melamed's timing has always been a bit askew.
Melamed didn't marry until he was 42. He didn't become the father of twin boys until he was 47. And...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:15 PM
"In a World…" Sitting on a page staring at you, the words feel flat.
Now imagine, if you will, one of those deep baritone voices pouring drama and jeopardy into each syllable, rich tones that resonate to the very marrow.
Now pull back and see...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The world of voice-over artists is having an indie film moment.
Following on the heels of Lake Bell's recently released narrative film "In a World...," which centers on the competitive business of movie trailer voice-over work, comes the documentary...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It's not a new phenomenon, but it does appear to be on the rise: the exasperating vocal inflection known as the sexy-baby voice. Tina Fey focused her comic rage at it in an episode of "30 Rock." Lake Bell takes a somewhat more compassionate aim in her new...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:00 PM
In "Black Rock," a female-fueled thriller, Sarah (Kate Bosworth) wants to make amends with two childhood friends by pitching a tent with them on a small Maine island where the three women once camped as kids. "We are all dying," Sarah tells Lou (Lake...