Industry Topics Blog Posts

May 21, 2018

Stan Lee’s One Billion Dollar Lawsuit

Stan Lee, the Marvel icon as well as literary and cultural hero, is flexing his litigious muscle yet again. At ninety-five years of age, the comic book pioneer is suing Pow! Entertainment for $1 billion–that’s billion with a capital B!… Read More

May 19, 2018

‘The Karate Kid’ Actor Ralph Macchio Is Back with ‘Cobra Kai’

“Everybody was Kung Fu fighting, those kicks were fast a lightning; in fact, it was a little bit frightening, but they fought with expert timing.” –Carl Douglas Thirty-four years ago, skinny little Daniel LaRusso stood up to the bullies of… Read More

May 13, 2018

Oscar-Winning Actors Thank Their Mothers for Their Unconditional Love

This week we celebrate mothers and the rich and varied ways they contribute to our lives. Many Academy Award-winning actors have expressed their gratitude for the love and support of their moms, acknowledging the ways they’ve cradled and fortified their… Read More

Apr 22, 2018

Bill Mechanic Resigns from Academy Board Insisting “We Have Failed”

In a recent article, the Hollywood Reporter exposed some of the pressure and inner conflicts of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board members through a resignation letter penned by Bill Mechanic that was not intended to be… Read More

Apr 16, 2018

R. Lee Ermey, the ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Drill Sergeant, Dies at 74

The Full Metal Jacket actor Ronald Lee Ermey died on Sunday at the age of 74 due to complications of pneumonia. His longtime manager, Bill Rogin, made the announcement via Ermey’s Twitter account, writing: “It is with deep sadness that… Read More

Mar 19, 2018

‘Tomb Raider’ Star Alicia Vikander’s Training Video

Tomb Raider actress Alicia Vikander grew up watching action and adventure movies and always wondered what it would be like to act in such rigorous plotlines. Well, now she knows! Playing the iconic character Lara Croft has given her the… Read More

Mar 5, 2018

Sam Rockwell Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actor

Character actor Sam Rockwell has joked about being known as “That guy from that movie.” Some recognize him as “That guy from ‘Moon,” or “from Galaxy ‘Quest,’” or “from ‘Iron Man 2,’” or “The Green Mile.” But that will change… Read More

Feb 17, 2018

‘Black Panther’ Chadwick Boseman Makes Cinematic History

Cinematic history is being made this weekend with the release of Black Panther, a film that marks the first time that a major studio greenlit a black superhero movie directed by an African-American director and featuring a mostly black cast…. Read More

Feb 3, 2018

Connie Sawyer, Hollywood’s Oldest Working Actress Dies at 105

Hollywood’s oldest working actress, Connie Sawyer, recently passed away at the whopping age of 105. Her career as a character actress was both long–almost nine decades!–and prolific with over 140 credits. Most of Sawyer’s credits were in TV hit shows… Read More

Jan 26, 2018

Nick Nolte Opens Up in His New Memoir ‘Rebel’

“I had become an actor because real life was hard for me. Sometimes it was really tough. Acting was different from real life, yet it gave me the chance to search for complex stories that helped me understand and cope… Read More

Jan 22, 2018

The Producers Guild Issues New Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines

The Producers Guild of America issued “Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines” in hopes of eradicating the industry-wide problem of sexual harassment within Hollywood. The protocols reflect the initial recommendations made by the PGA’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force; they were unanimously ratified by the… Read More

Jan 15, 2018

Mark Wahlberg and WME Donate $2 Million to Time’s Up Fund

Mark Wahlberg and his agency William Morris Endeavor donated a combined sum of $2 million to the Time’s Up legal defense fund in the name of actress Michelle Williams. Specifically, Wahlberg contributed $1.5 million, and WME gave $500,000. The money… Read More

Jan 13, 2018

Allison Janney’s ‘I, Tonya’ Performance Awarded with a Golden Globe

Actress Allison Janney was honored with her first Golden Globe award over the weekend. The Boston native won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of LaVona Fay Golden, the mother of the notorious figure-skating legend, Tonya Harding, in the biographical… Read More

Jan 8, 2018

Roles Written Specifically For Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer

English actress Sally Hawkins already has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her portrayal of the kind-hearted primary school teacher in the 2008 film Happy-Go-Lucky. And Hawkins is back at… Read More

Jan 6, 2018

Jodie Foster’s Thoughts on Superhero Movies

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten years, you will have noticed the ubiquitous nature of superhero films like Batman, Iron Man, Spiderman, Superman–gosh, lotta men here (thank God for Wonder Woman)–The Avengers, Doctor Strange, and… Read More