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  • New film festival launches for high school students

    New film festival launches for high school students
    A new film festival is targeting teenagers to create more opportunities for aspiring filmmakers. The publishing company Scholastic along with other companies have partnered to launch the All American High School Film Festival, which is taking film...
  • 2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April

    The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the...
  • Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator

    Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator
    Animation director Michael Sporn, best known for his adaptations of children's stories that were shown on HBO, PBS and other networks, had a childhood that was interrupted. When he was a toddler his father abandoned the family, and although his mother...
  • REVIEW: 'Gimme Shelter' ★ 1/2

    REVIEW: 'Gimme Shelter' &#9733 1/2
    It's hard not to be affected by a story about a pregnant, homeless teenager such as the one at the heart of "Gimme Shelter," which stars "High School Musical's" Vanessa Hudgens. But some movies, full of good intentions and cliches undermining those...
  • Review: 'Gimme Shelter' collapses, but Vanessa Hudgens still stands

    Review: 'Gimme Shelter' collapses, but Vanessa Hudgens still stands
    "Gimme Shelter," a ripped-from-real-life story of a pregnant teen's journey toward hope, is filled with very good intentions, very bad dialogue and a surprisingly affecting turn by its star Vanessa Hudgens. One of "High School Musical's" breakout stars,...
  • L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'

    L.A. drama ace Dakin Matthews has singing gig in Broadway 'Rocky'
    Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...
  • Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf

    Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf
    Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven. "What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
  • James Franco confirmed for 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway

    James Franco confirmed for 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway
    Following weeks of rumors, James Franco has been confirmed to star in an upcoming production of "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway. The multitasking actor -- who lately has been devoting himself to directing, writing, the visual arts and a recent Comedy...
  • Paul Robeson is the subject of dueling 2014 L.A. stage productions

    Paul Robeson is the subject of dueling 2014 L.A. stage productions
    Paul Robeson was one of the most widely accomplished Americans who ever lived -- All-American football player, lawyer, concert singer and recording artist, star actor on stage and screen in both dramas and musicals, and lightning-rod political activist....
  • Phillip Hayes Dean, playwright of 'Paul Robeson,' dies at 83

    Phillip Hayes Dean, playwright of 'Paul Robeson,' dies at 83
    Phillip Hayes Dean, the theater actor, director and playwright whose stage biography of Paul Robeson is currently being performed in Los Angeles, has died at age 83. Dean died Monday in L.A. of an aortic aneurysm, according to a spokeswoman for the...
  • PASSINGS: Phillip Hayes Dean, Cheo Feliciano, Hal Cooper

    PASSINGS: Phillip Hayes Dean, Cheo Feliciano, Hal Cooper
    Phillip Hayes Dean Actor, director wrote one-man play 'Paul Robeson' Phillip Hayes Dean, 83, a playwright, director and actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a...