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  • Harold Ramis honored at memorial service in Los Angeles

    Harold Ramis honored at memorial service in Los Angeles
    You’d expect a Harold Ramis memorial to be funny given that the guy basically invented modern American comedy in his work from Second City and “SCTV” in 1960s and ‘70s through “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “Caddyshack,” “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters” and “Groundhog Day.”
  • Entertainment Education: America's Film School Programs

    American Film Institute, Los Angeles Graduate students in AFI's production-based program make 4-10 films in two years under the guidance of master filmmakers led by artistic director James L. Brooks. AFI alumni number 4,500, with an impressive 81% of them...

    'Hill Street Blues' paved the way for today's golden era of TV drama

    The ambitious police drama seemed doomed even before it hit the NBC airwaves on Jan. 15, 1981. Test audiences were unimpressed by the gritty pilot that focused on the personal and professional struggles of police officers working in a crime-ridden urban...

    'Sons of Anarchy' director Paris Barclay elected DGA president

    'Sons of Anarchy' director Paris Barclay elected DGA president
    Veteran TV director Paris Barclay has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America, becoming the first-ever African American to head the union. Barclay, whose directing credits include "Sons of Anarchy,"  "Glee," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and...

    Del Close: Dueling scripts detail improv pioneer

    Del Close: Dueling scripts detail improv pioneer
    Charna Halpern's script about her late iO (formerly ImprovOlympic) co-founder Del Close opens with the vastly influential, hard-living, difficult, brilliant improvisation pioneer glimpsing a TV on which his former student Betty Thomas is thanking him...