| May 23, 2014
| 7:36 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to take the rest of the day off.
The Skinny: Yes, you read that right. After this column is live, it is my hope to take the day off -- so don't make any news. My highlight of the day should be a new box from Time Warner...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Veteran TV director Michael Pressman got a surprising response when he asked students in his film directing class to describe their dream jobs.
“Your job,” he said they told him recently. “We want to be the director in charge of a TV...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
On a balmy midsummer evening at Griffith Park, a game of TV cops and mobsters is afoot.
Guns are holstered, trench coats are cinched and bruises are being smudged onto actors. And then, in mock dramatic fashion, Frank Darabont steps out of the shadows...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:59 PM
From the land that gave the cinema world Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman comes a plan for pressuring filmmakers to correct decades of gender stereotyping and sexism.
Four independent Swedish cinemas, in collaboration with the state-funded Swedish Film...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Frank Darabont's post-"Walking Dead" work life is off to a zombie-crawl, with TNT deciding to cancel his period noir drama "Mob City."
The series was billed a three-week television event, with two back-to-back episodes trying to capitalize on the idea...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:39 PM
On “Obsessive Compulsive Distraction,” one of the standout cuts on Into It. Over It.’s recent album “Intersections,” Evan Weiss sings of “thinking simple and putting life to ink.” Fittingly, the life taking...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:44 PM
When Andrew Francini and Nate Pozin aren't playing soccer for Corona del Mar High, you can find the two playing inside a garage on Point Loma Drive. They cannot blast the soccer ball inside, just music.
Francini and Pozin are part of a three-member...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:05 AM
The cinematographers of "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "The Grandmaster" and "Gravity" were among seven nominees announced Wednesday morning for the 27th American Society of Cinematographers Awards.
"Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska" and...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Frank Darabont, whose last stab at television brought forth AMC's "The Walking Dead," from which he later departed under still-murky circumstances, has created a new series, "Mob City," for TNT. It is also, in its way, about the living dead, reviving as...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Mob City premieres Dec. 4 at 10/9CT on TNT. When Jon Bernthal teamed up with Oscar-nominated writer/producer/director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) on the set of Darabont’s apocalyptic AMC drama The Walking Dead, he...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's 10:45 a.m. on a Thursday, and Frank Darabont is groggy. With barely a month left until the premiere of his latest TV series, TNT's "Mob City," the workload is weighing on him.
"I don't escape it in my sleep," Darabont says between sips of coffee. "I...