One of the most overlooked aspects of the filmmaking prospects is screenwriting. A writing professor I dearly admire once mentioned that no great film came out of a bad screenplay, a theory that, since I’m a huge fan of visualists like Brian De Palma and Ridley Scott, I don’t fully subscribe to.
Andrew Dice Clay, the comic who in his heyday performed his insanely filthy limericks to an awaiting stadium crowd, only to see his career flounder and then slowly rebound once again, is penning a memoir for Touchstone.
Titled The Filthy Truth, the book is co-written with David Ritz and will be published [...]
For film enthusiasts, students, or essentially individuals who want to learn more about filmmaking, Directing: Film Techniques And Aesthetics is an exhaustive (in a good way), precise, and informative look at the process. Whether it’s working with your actors, setting up a frame, pre-production, or even editing, this book has a ton of information to [...]
Glee star Jane Lynch is one of the most talented people in Hollywood. She is a brilliant actress, and an accomplished author who published her memoir last year (Happy Accidents). Lynch opened up about her personal life in the book, and told us that writing her book was a cathartic experience.
Check out Jane Lynch’s book, [...]
Soon to be seen in STRUCK BY LIGHTNING as a crafty high-school literature student who blackmails the local misfits into contributing to his journal, GLEE star CHRIS COLFER is making major waves in the real world of publishing. The first installment in his fairy tale franchise LAND OF STORIES: THE WISHING SPELL [...]
Middle Earth has been very, very good to filmmaker PETER JACKSON. Following the massive success of his film adaptations of J.R.R. TOLKIEN’S LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, his latest endeavor, THE HOBBIT, has opened at the top of the weekend box office chart with an estimated $84.7 m. Filling the #2 slot, [...]
Still in theaters and generating Oscar buzz for star DENZEL WASHINGTON, FLIGHT marks a return to live-action for director ROBERT ZEMECKIS (who for the past dozen years has been working in mo-cap animation) and centers on a heroic commercial airline pilot whose addiction to drugs and alcohol is on the threshold [...]
Word has just hit that iconic star of stage, screen and television, LARRY HAGMAN has died at the age of 81 of complications that arose from his recent bout with cancer. Probably best known for his portrayal of the villainous J.R. Ewing on the hit television series DALLAS, HAGMAN will also be [...]
Joining the exclusive club that includes the likes of MATT DAMON, GEORGE CLOONEY and BRADLEY COOPER, the star (and inspiration) of this year’s box office hit MAGIC MIKE, CHANNING TATUM, has just been revealed as People Magazine’s latest cover boy and recipient of the title SEXIEST MAN ALIVE.
Currently in training to play [...]
Remembering a life that was both hilarious and heartbreaking, producer/writer/actor PENNY MARSHALL tells all (or, at least, most) in her new memoir, MY MOTHER WAS NUTS. From growing up in her mother’s dance studio to becoming the first woman to direct a movie that grossed over $100 million, MARSHALL’s story takes readers on a trip [...]